Synonyms for asphyxiate

Synonyms for (verb) asphyxiate

Synonyms: stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate

Definition: be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

Usage: The child suffocated under the pillow

Similar words: snuff it, buy the farm, choke, cash in one's chips, pop off, kick the bucket, give-up the ghost, go, pass, pass away, perish, die, decease, conk, drop dead, croak, exit, expire

Definition: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

Usage: She died from cancer; The children perished in the fire; The patient went peacefully; The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102


Synonyms: choke, stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate

Definition: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

Usage: The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

Similar words: jam, close up, block, impede, obstruct, obturate, occlude

Definition: block passage through

Usage: obstruct the path


Synonyms: smother, asphyxiate, suffocate

Definition: deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing

Usage: Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow; The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor

Similar words: kill

Definition: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

Usage: This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank; The farmer killed a pig for the holidays