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Definition of "asphyxy" [asphyxy]

  • Asphyxiation, typically resulting in death; asphyxia (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "asphyxy" in a sentence
  • "Can there be a more mortal, poisonous consumption and asphyxy of the mind than this decline and extinction of all reverence?"
  • "Bavius Blunderbore, Esq., which were of "a low and moderate sort," cause you to giggle yourself wellnigh into an asphyxy, -- calf and coxcomb as he was?"
  • "Josephus, Valerius Maximus, psychological and medical authorities have been searched and appealed to for examples of such apparent resurrections from a trance or asphyxy, especially on the third day, which is supposed to be a turning-point for life or putrefaction."