asphyxiant
1. Producing asphyxia. SYN: asphyxiating. 2. Anything, especially a gas, that produces asphyxia.

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as·phyx·i·ant -sē-ənt n an agent (as a gas) capable of causing asphyxia

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as·phyx·i·ant (as-fikґse-ənt) a substance capable of producing asphyxia.

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  • asphyxiant — asphyxiant, iante [ asfiksjɑ̃, jɑ̃t ] adj. • 1846; de asphyxier 1 ♦ Qui cause l asphyxie. Fumée asphyxiante. ⇒ délétère, suffocant. Gaz asphyxiant : arme chimique (employé pour la première fois pendant la guerre de 1914 1918). ♢ Par ext. Qui gêne …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • asphyxiant — [as fik′sē ənt] adj. causing or tending to cause asphyxia n. an asphyxiant substance or condition …   English World dictionary

  • asphyxiant — asphyxiant, ante (a sfi ksi an, an t ) adj. Qui asphyxie. Odeur asphyxiante …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • asphyxiant — asphyxia ► NOUN ▪ a condition caused by the body being deprived of oxygen, leading to unconsciousness or death. DERIVATIVES asphyxiant adjective & noun. ORIGIN Greek asphuxia, from a without + sphuxis pulse …   English terms dictionary

  • asphyxiant — /as fik see euhnt/, adj. 1. asphyxiating or tending to asphyxiate. n. 2. an asphyxiating agent or substance. 3. an asphyxiating condition. [1850 55; ASPHYXI(ATE) + ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • asphyxiant — 1. adjective That can cause asphyxiation 2. noun Any substance that can cause asphyxia …   Wiktionary

  • asphyxiant — as·phyx·i·ant || É™s fɪksɪənt n. substance which causes asphyxia, something which suffocates …   English contemporary dictionary

  • asphyxiant — as·phyx·i·ant …   English syllables

  • asphyxiant — /əsˈfɪksiənt/ (say uhs fikseeuhnt) adjective 1. asphyxiating or tending to asphyxiate. –noun 2. an asphyxiating agent or substance. 3. an asphyxiating condition …   Australian English dictionary

  • asphyxiant — ksēənt noun ( s) Etymology: asphyxiate + ant : an agent (as a gas) capable of causing asphyxia …   Useful english dictionary

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