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, ANTE — adj. Qui produit l’asphyxie. Odeur asphyxiante. Gaz asphyxiant …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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  • 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

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