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Definition of Asphyxiant


Definition: An asphyxiant is a gas or vapor that can displace or dilute air. Asphyxiants can cause unconsciousness and/or death if inhaled.

Common Misspellings: asphixiants

Examples: hydrogen gas, helium gas, propane, carbon dioxide are all asphyxiants.

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