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Suffocate — synonyms, definition

1. suffocate (Verb)

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7 definitions

suffocate (Verb) — Deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing. ex. "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"

suffocate (Verb) — Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of. ex. "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

suffocate (Verb) — Become stultified, suppressed, or stifled. ex. "He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"

suffocate (Verb) — Suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of. ex. "His job suffocated him"

suffocate (Verb) — Be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen. ex. "The child suffocated under the pillow"

suffocate (Verb) — Feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air. ex. "The room was hot and stuffy and we were suffocating"

suffocate (Verb) — Struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake. ex. "he swallowed a fishbone and suffocated"

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