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Meaning of "asphyxia" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ASPHYXIA

From New Latin, from Greek asphuxia a stopping of the pulse, from a-1 + sphuxis pulse, from sphuzein to throb.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ASPHYXIA

asphyxia  [æsˈfɪksɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASPHYXIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Asphyxia is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ASPHYXIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

asphyxia

Asphyxia

Asphyxia or asphyxiation is a condition of severely deficient supply of oxygen to the body that arises from abnormal breathing. An example of asphyxia is choking. Asphyxia causes generalized hypoxia, which primarily affects the tissues and organs. There are many circumstances that can induce asphyxia, all of which are characterized by an inability of an individual to acquire sufficient oxygen through breathing for an extended period of time. Asphyxia can cause coma or death.

Definition of asphyxia in the English dictionary

The definition of asphyxia in the dictionary is lack of oxygen in the blood due to restricted respiration; suffocation. If severe enough and prolonged, it causes death.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ASPHYXIA


alexia
əˈlɛksɪə
anorexia
ˌænɒˈrɛksɪə
anoxia
ænˈɒksɪə
apraxia
əˈpræksɪə
ataraxia
ˌætəˈræksɪə
ataxia
əˈtæksɪə
banksia
ˈbæŋksɪə
Brixia
ˈbrɪksɪə
cachexia
kəˈkɛksɪə
dyslexia
dɪsˈlɛksɪə
dyspraxia
dɪsˈpræksɪə
folksier
ˈfəʊksɪə
hyperpyrexia
ˌhaɪpəpaɪˈrɛksɪə
hypoxia
haɪˈpɒksɪə
ixia
ˈɪksɪə
orthorexia
ˈɔːθəˌrɛksɪə
panmixia
pænˈmɪksɪə
pyrexia
paɪˈrɛksɪə
pyxia
ˈpɪksɪə
sexier
ˈseksɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASPHYXIA

asphalt
asphalt jungle
asphalter
asphaltic
asphaltite
asphaltum
aspheric
aspherical
aspherical surface
aspheterism
aspheterize
asphodel
asphyxial
asphyxiant
asphyxiate
asphyxiation
asphyxiator
asphyxy
aspic
aspidioid

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASPHYXIA

apyrexia
corporate anorexia
dystaxia
echopraxia
eutaxia
heterotaxia
hyperorexia
hyperprosexia
locomotor ataxia
paralexia
pleonexia
wuxia

Synonyms and antonyms of asphyxia in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «asphyxia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ASPHYXIA

Find out the translation of asphyxia to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of asphyxia from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «asphyxia» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

窒息
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

asfixia
570 millions of speakers

English

asphyxia
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

श्वासावरोध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اختناق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

асфиксия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

asfixia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শ্বাসকষ্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

asphyxie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Asfiksia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erstickung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

仮死
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

질식
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Asphyxia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự ngộp thở
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மூச்சுத்திணறல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

श्वासवाहिन्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

boğulma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

asfissia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niedotlenienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

асфіксія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

asfixie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ασφυξία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

asfiksie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

asfyxi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

asfyksi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of asphyxia

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ASPHYXIA»

The term «asphyxia» is regularly used and occupies the 69.740 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASPHYXIA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about asphyxia

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASPHYXIA»

Discover the use of asphyxia in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to asphyxia and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Diving and Asphyxia: A Comparative Study of Animals and Man
This book concerns the comparative physiological adaptations of vertebrate animals, especially mammals, to cessation of breathing.
Robert Elsner, Brett Gooden, 1983
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Asphyxia and Drowning: An Atlas
This third volume in the Forensic Pathology Atlases: Causes of Death Series provides an overview of the types, mechanisms, and physical findings associated with deaths involving asphyxia.
Jay Dix, 2000
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Acute Perinatal Asphyxia in Term Infants: Report of the Workshop
Reviews the current knowledge of the definition & diagnosis of acute perinatal asphyxia in term infants in order to develop operational & specific criteria to be tested in new studies.
Linda L. Wright, Gerald B. Merenstein, Deborah Hirtz, 1997
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Asphyxia -- A Smut Saga
FOR ADULTS ONLY!
Gori Suture, 2010
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Neonatal Asphyxia, Resuscitation and Beyond
This book primarily based on NRP guidelines, deals with intrauterine and natal physiology, perinatal asphyxia and its management, neonatal resuscitation, resuscitation in the community, organization of follow-up services and pertinent legal ...
Dipak K. Guha, Guha, 2008
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Perinatal Asphyxia
In This Volume Current And Potential Methods Of Identifying And Assessing Perinatal Asphyxia Are Discussed Along With Doppler Velocimetry, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring, Pulse Oximetry And Biochemical Measurements.
S. Arulkumaran, S. And Jenkins, H.L. Jenkins, 2000
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Asphyxia and fetal brain damage
Supplemented with over 200 illustrations, Asphyxia and Fetal Brain Damage is an invaluable reference for obstetricians, neonatologists, maternal-fetal specialists, pediatric neurologists, basic scientists, and legal professionals.
Dev Maulik, 1998
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Asphyxia: A Smut Saga
FOR ADULTS ONLY!
Gori Suture, 2009
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Forensic Pathology of Trauma: Common Problems for the ...
Chapter 3 Asphyxia Summary The mechanism of death in asphyxia is impairment of oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange. Mechanical asphyxia (i.e., physical interference with breathing and/or circulation) is frequently encountered in ...
Michael J. Shkrum, David A. Ramsay, 2007
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Birth Asphyxia and the Brain: Basic Science and Clinical ...
This book is an excellent summary of contemporary knowledge of the clinical pathogenesis and manifestations of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and birth asphyxia.
Steven M. Donn, MD, Sunil K. Sinha (M.D., Ph.D.), Malcolm Chiswick, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASPHYXIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term asphyxia is used in the context of the following news items.
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In Lakeville trench collapse, cause of death released
The 51-year-old worker killed in a trench collapse in Lakeville last week died from traumatic asphyxia, according to the Hennepin County ... «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Jul 15»
2
Wife with dementia unlawfully killed by carer husband
A post-mortem examination later revealed Mrs Parry died from asphyxia. null Meryl Parry was found in bed with a pillow over her face and a ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
3
Two die due to asphyxia
Imphal, July 04 2015 : Two teenagers died due to asphyxia inside a 40 ft deep well while trying to clean it at Hatiguwa under Kanglatongbi in Senapati district ... «E-Pao.net, Jul 15»
4
Syrians increasingly desperate for healthcare as barrel bombs strike …
Abeer, a 23-year-old mother from Daraa, is worried for the well-being of her four-month old daughter Bara, who suffers from birth asphyxia, ... «Al-Bawaba, Jul 15»
5
Michael Parry 'could not cope' with wife Meryl's dementia
A post-mortem examination later revealed Mrs Parry died from asphyxia and had also been given a large dose of sleeping pills. null ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
6
Dundalk soldier remembered on Somme visit
Anne died of asphyxia at a young age while she slept in a bed with her parents. Lawrence's father did not live with the family and the reason for ... «The Argus, Jul 15»
7
Why Did This 21-Year-Old Woman Die in the Pagedale Jail?
The St. Louis County Medical Examiner's report later ruled the manner of death a "suicide" caused by "asphyxia." Officer Hall, who'd left on ... «Riverfront Times, Jul 15»
8
County CYF Receives Grant to Aid Needy Families
... 'safe sleeping' for infants as well as other safety tips to protect babies from sleep-related deaths, including asphyxia, suffocation and SIDS. «The Kittanning Paper, Jul 15»
9
Syrians Desperate for Healthcare as Assad Regime Barrel Bombs …
Abeer, a 23-year-old mother from Daraa, is worried for the well-being of her four-month old daughter Bara, who suffers from birth asphyxia, ... «Syria Deeply, Jul 15»
10
The Greek Referendum and the Tasks of the Left
Thus, once the referendum was called the EU, in close co-operation with the Greek bourgeoisie, created a condition of asphyxia for the banking ... «CounterPunch, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Asphyxia [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/asphyxia>. Sep 2020 ».
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