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  1. asphyxiate

    • IPA[əsˈfɪksɪeɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      kill (someone) by depriving them of air;die by being deprived of air
    • verb: asphyxiate, 3rd person present: asphyxiates, gerund or present participle: asphyxiating, past tense: asphyxiated, past participle: asphyxiated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. kill (someone) by depriving them of air they were asphyxiated by the carbon monoxide fumes like most teenagers, we loathed our hometown for its asphyxiating boredom
    • die by being deprived of air they slowly asphyxiated
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    • IPA[aˈsfiksēˌāt]

    美式

    • v.
      kill (someone) by depriving them of air: they were asphyxiated by the carbon monoxide fumes like most teenagers, we loathed our hometown for its asphyxiating boredom

    Oxford American Dictionary