A tablespoonful poured on a cow-chip and rolled down a dog hole will asphyxiate the entire family.
"To shoot—or poison—or asphyxiate," expounded Glure, warming to his theme.
When version has been done haste may compress the head in the tight cervix and asphyxiate the child.
Its fumes, being heavier than air, penetrate the burrows and promptly poison or asphyxiate all living animals and fleas.
Compression of the vagus nerve may slow the child's pulse and asphyxiate it through lack of oxygen in the blood.
It would be difficult to asphyxiate any one in the open air without leaving any mark of strangulation.
asphyxiate 1836, "to suffocate" (someone or something), from Mod.L. asphyxia, from Gk. asphyxia (see asphyxia)