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1.
When an aquatic animal "drowns" due to lack of water

Also used when someone is strangled
John: Hey, are you ok?

Mike: No mate, I came in and my fish was air drowning last night. I was too late to save him.

John: Damn.

Or

Peter: Do you know what happened to Peter?

Susan: I heard he was air drowned by a psychopath.
by Randy Ghandi March 28, 2010