Definitions for suffocate

Definitions for (verb) suffocate

Main entry: choke, gag, suffocate, strangle

Definition: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

Usage: he swallowed a fishbone and gagged

Main entry: suffocate

Definition: feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air

Usage: The room was hot and stuffy and we were suffocating

Main entry: stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate

Definition: be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

Usage: The child suffocated under the pillow

Main entry: suffocate, choke

Definition: suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of

Usage: His job suffocated him

Main entry: choke, suffocate

Definition: become stultified, suppressed, or stifled

Usage: He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village

Main entry: choke, stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate

Definition: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

Usage: The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

Main entry: smother, asphyxiate, suffocate

Definition: deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing

Usage: Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow; The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor

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