From New Latin asphyxia, from Ancient Greek ἀσφυξία (asphuksia, “stopping of the pulse”), ἀ- (a-, “not”) + σφύξις (sphuksis, “pulse”), from σφύζω (sphuzō, “I throb”).
asphyxiation (plural asphyxiations)
- Death due to lack of oxygen.
- An acute lack of oxygen.
Death due to lack of oxygen