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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Asphyxia  \As*phyx"i*a\,  Asphyxy  \As*phyx"y\,  n.  [NL.  asphyxia, 
  fr  Gr  ?;  'a  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.