As*phyx"i*a (#), As*phyx"y (#), n. [NL. asphyxia, fr. Gr. ; priv. + to throb, beat.] Med.

Apparent death, or suspended animation; the condition which results from interruption of respiration, as in suffocation or drowning, or the inhalation of irrespirable gases.

 

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