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asphyxiate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishasphyxiateas‧phyx‧i‧ate /æsˈfɪksieɪt, əs-/ verb [intransitive, transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 MIto prevent someone from breathing normally, usually so that they die, or stop breathing syn suffocateasphyxiation /æsˌfɪksiˈeɪʃən, əs-/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
asphyxiateMaybe she was hoping to asphyxiate him with carbon monoxide fumes.And I suppose we'd better go and asphyxiate ourselves up at the sulphur springs.Sulphur hexafluoride itself is harmless except in a confined space, where it displaces oxygen and can asphyxiate people.
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Verb table
asphyxiate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyasphyxiate
he, she, itasphyxiates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyasphyxiated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave asphyxiated
he, she, ithas asphyxiated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad asphyxiated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill asphyxiate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have asphyxiated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam asphyxiating
he, she, itis asphyxiating
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you, we, theyare asphyxiating
Past
I, he, she, itwas asphyxiating
you, we, theywere asphyxiating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been asphyxiating
he, she, ithas been asphyxiating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been asphyxiating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be asphyxiating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been asphyxiating
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