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asphyxiate
American English: /əˈsfɪksiˌeɪt/
British English: /əsˈfɪksɪeɪt/

Translation of asphyxiate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • Example sentences
    • Steam rose from all directions, billowing into swirls, each a threatening tentacle ready to choke, suffocate, asphyxiate me.
    • The kids and I enjoyed having her company, apart from the fact that she just about asphyxiated us all each morning with the amount of hair spray she was using.
    • We all know someone who's very closeness can almost asphyxiate us right?

intransitive verb

  • asfixiarse
    Example sentences
    • Interestingly enough, both writers are suicides - Hemingway shot himself and Plath asphyxiated in a gas oven.
    • Steve was a good friend I lost last year; he asphyxiated and/or drowned at Soda Springs up in Napa.
    • Her children's allergy to the sun means they must live in near darkness: anything stronger than candlelight will cause the kids to break out in boils and then asphyxiate.

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