Synonyms of 'asphyxiate'
Three people were asphyxiated in the crush.
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When you choke or when something chokes you, you cannot breathe properly or get enough air into your lungs.
Dense smoke swirled and billowed, its fumes choking her.
Thesaurus for asphyxiate from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone is asphyxiated , they die or lose consciousness because they are unable to breathe properly.