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verb suf·fo·cate \ˈsəf-ə-ˌkāt\

Definition of SUFFOCATE

transitive verb
:  to stop the respiration of (as by strangling or asphyxiation)
:  to deprive of oxygen
intransitive verb
:  to die from being unable to breathe
suf·fo·ca·tive \-ˌkāt-iv\ adjective
March 27, 2015
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Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
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