HyperDic: asphyxia

English > 1 sense of the word asphyxia:
NOUNstateasphyxiaa condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis
English > asphyxia: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningA 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.
Partshypercapnia, hypercarbiaThe physical condition of having the presence of an abnormally high level of carbon dioxide in the circulating blood
hypoxiaoxygen deficiency causing a very strong drive to correct the deficiency
Broaderphysical condition, physiological state, physiological conditionThe condition or state of the body or bodily functions
Spanishasfixia
Catalanasfíxia
Adjectivesasphyxiatedin a state of asphyxia
Verbsasphyxiatebe asphyxiated
asphyxiatedeprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
asphyxiateimpair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

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