suffocate


suf·fo·cate

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

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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