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What exactly is Asphyxiation?

On my dads death certificate it says Asphyxiation, drowning. Can drowning be a form of Asphyxiation?

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Mommy103110

Asked by Mommy103110 at 5:47 PM on Apr. 25, 2011 in Relationships

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  • Asphyxiation is anything that keeps you from breathing. You can asphyxiate on your own vomit- for instance.
    meandrphoto

    Answer by meandrphoto at 5:49 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • being deprived of oxygen, unable to breath. perhaps water filled his lungs, and that caused the asphyxiation.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 5:49 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Asphyxiation simply means that the body was denied oxygen.
    BabyBugsmama

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 5:50 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • wow.. ok
    Mommy103110

    Comment by Mommy103110 (original poster) at 5:53 PM on Apr. 25, 2011

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