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suffocate

adjective (a)

  • Suffocated; choked. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing (verb.contact)
    Synonym: asphyxiate, smother
    Example:
    The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor.
    source: wordnet30
  • impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of (verb.contact)
    Synonym: asphyxiate, choke, stifle
    source: wordnet30
  • become stultified, suppressed, or stifled (verb.change)
    Synonym: choke
    source: wordnet30
  • suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of (verb.change)
    Example:
    His job suffocated him.
    source: wordnet30
  • be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen (verb.change)
    Synonym: asphyxiate, stifle
    Example:
    The child suffocated under the pillow.
    source: wordnet30
  • feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air (verb.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake (verb.body)
    Synonym: choke, gag, strangle
    source: wordnet30
  • To choke or kill by stopping respiration; to stifle; to smother. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To become choked, stifled, or smothered. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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