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Definition for: ASPHYXIATES
- Be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
- Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
- Deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"