anoxia /aˈnɒksɪə/

a

I. noun [ mass noun]

1.
‹technical› an absence of oxygen.
2.
‹technical›
[Medicine] an absence or deficiency of oxygen reaching the tissues; severe hypoxia.

death due to anoxia resulting from strangulation.
II. derivatives

anoxic /əˈnɒksɪk /
adjective


– origin 1930s: from an-1 + ox(ygen) + -ia1.

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