Medical Dictionary

suffocate

verb suf·fo·cate \ˈsəf-ə-ˌkāt\
suf·fo·cat·edsuf·fo·cat·ing

Medical Definition of SUFFOCATE

transitive verb
1
:  to stop the respiration of (as by strangling or asphyxiation)
2
:  to deprive of oxygen
intransitive verb
:  to die from being unable to breathe
suf·fo·ca·tive \-ˌkāt-iv\ adjective

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