Predicate: asphyxiate

Roleset id: asphyxiate.01 , (cause to) not be able to breathe, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

asphyxiate.01: ASPHYXIATE-V NOTES: Frame created by Arrick (from asphyxiate.01-v) ASPHYXIATION-N NOTES: Added by Julia based on BOLT, asphyxiate.01. Corresponds to VNcls poison-42.2, suffocate-40.7. (from asphyxiation.01-n)


asphyxiate (v.)
asphyxiation (n.)


        arg3 added due to noun-particular usage (differing from verb frame). (from asphyxiation.01-n)
        Arg0-PAG: cause of not breathing (vnrole: 40.7-agent, 42.2-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: entity not breathing (vnrole: 40.7-theme, 42.2-patient)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument, if cause also present as arg0 (vnrole: 42.2-instrument)
        Arg3-VSP: aspect of arg1 actually suffocating

Example: arg 1 only

        She-1 had been sexually abused *-1 and asphyxiated *-1

        Rel: asphyxiated
        Arg1: *-1

Example: args 0, 1

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        "Alford referred to his asphyxiation of Ms. Wortman as 'foreplay,'" the complaint states.

        Arg0: his
        Rel: asphyxiation
        Arg1: of Ms. Wortman

Example: arg1 and 3

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        All his melancholy, his misanthropy, his acidity of temperament, his rancor of soul, his asphyxiation of the spirit, were due to a simple error of refraction, that might have been adjusted by an itinerant optician.

        Arg1: his
        Rel: asphyxiation
        Arg3: of spirit