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asphyxia definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a 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

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, stopping of the pulse, from a- + sphyzein to throb Date: 1778 a lack of oxygen or excess of carbon dioxide in the body that results in unconsciousness and often death and is usually caused by interruption of breathing or inadequate oxygen supply

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a lack of oxygen in the blood, causing unconsciousness or death; suffocation. Derivatives: asphyxial adj. asphyxiant adj. & n. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk asphuxia f. a- not + sphuxis pulse

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Asphyxia As*phyx"i*a, Asphyxy As*phyx"y, n. [NL. asphyxia, fr. Gr. ?; 'a priv. + ? to throb, beat.] (Med.) Apparent death, or suspended animation; the condition which results from interruption of respiration, as in suffocation or drowning, or the inhalation of irrespirable gases.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Asphyxia is death or loss of consciousness caused by being unable to breathe properly. (MEDICAL) Death was due to asphyxia through smoke inhalation. = suffocation




 


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