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    #1

    knocked out/asphyxiated

    Hi

    One soldier talks about a different soldier:

    He has been kidnapped, knocked out, almost asphyxiated, nearly blown up ...

    I understand he was knocked unconscious (lost his consciousness) and almost got suffocated.

    Or maybe it means that someone was trying to strangle him?

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    #2

    Re: knocked out/asphyxiated

    Asphyxiated means 'deprived of oxygen'.

    So he could have been suffocated or strangled.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: knocked out/asphyxiated

    Hi, Rover. I was about to say the same but I realized I wasn't sure what "blown up" meant there. What does it mean? Maybe we could infer something from it?

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    #4

    Re: knocked out/asphyxiated

    Blown up would be to be killed or wounded in an explosion.

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