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Suffocation vs. Asphyxia

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Suffocationnoun

(uncountable) Asphyxia—a condition in which an extreme decrease in the concentration of oxygen in the body accompanied by an increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide leads to loss of consciousness or death.

‘A child left unattended may die of suffocation.’;

Asphyxianoun

Loss of consciousness due to the interruption of breathing and consequent anoxia.

‘Asphyxia may result from choking, drowning, electric shock, or injury.’;

Suffocationnoun

(countable) A particular act of death or killing by means of asphyxia.

‘The coroner reported three suffocations last week.’;

Asphyxianoun

Loss of consciousness due to the body's inability to deliver oxygen to its tissues, either by the breathing of air lacking oxygen or by the inability of the blood to carry oxygen.

Suffocationnoun

The act of suffocating, or the state of being suffocated; death caused by smothering or choking.

Asphyxianoun

A condition in which an extreme decrease in the concentration of oxygen in the body leads to loss of consciousness or death. Replaced in the mid-20th century by the more specific terms anoxia, hypoxia, hypoxemia and hypercapnia.

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Suffocationnoun

killing by depriving of oxygen

Asphyxianoun

Apparent death, or suspended animation; the condition which results from interruption of respiration, as in suffocation or drowning, or the inhalation of poisonous or irrespirable gases.

Suffocationnoun

the condition of being derprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)

Asphyxianoun

a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis; caused by choking or drowning or electric shock or poison gas

Suffocationnoun

the state or process of dying from being deprived of air or unable to breathe

‘prisoners told accounts of suffocations and shootings’; ‘the occupants died of suffocation inside the airtight compartment’; ‘suffocation by smoke inhalation’;

Asphyxia

Asphyxia or asphyxiation is a condition of deficient supply of oxygen to the body that arises from abnormal breathing. An example of asphyxia is choking.

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Suffocationnoun

difficulty in breathing

‘we had to face heat and suffocation inside the coach’;

Suffocationnoun

a feeling of being trapped and oppressed

‘the country's slow suffocation under the ever-increasing weight of red tape’; ‘for years I could not escape feelings of suffocation’;

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