Examples of suffocate in a Sentence
Don't put that pillow over her face—she could suffocate.
The poor dog could suffocate in the car on a hot day like this.
The victims were found suffocated.
Recent Examples of suffocate from the Web
A Pennsylvania couple appeared in court this week to face multiple charges in the April 25 death of their 2-year-old son, Eoin Dwyer, who authorities say suffocated after being trapped beneath a mattress held down on top of his crib.
The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline had certainly taken its toll on a clubhouse that seemed increasingly suffocated by it, with so many of the Detroit Tigers’ players swirling in rumors.
As the tennis star Andy Murray experienced for years at Wimbledon, Britain comes together this time every summer to suffocate its own in the name of support.
Creams and oils can feel like suffocating masks in warm weather.
Government asking Congress for more funds to restore service Carwash prosecutor says government is suffocating the police Brazil’s federal police has halted issuing new passports on the eve of school vacations, citing insufficient funds.
The victims suffocated at an F.A. Cup semifinal between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest after the police opened a gate in an effort to relieve congestion outside the stadium before the game.
Authorities said Deal suffocated and was found dead the next day as temperatures surpassed 100 degrees.
The Bridge family’s material needs are all met — and yet confusion and futility close in and suffocate them.
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Origin and Etymology of suffocate
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
SUFFOCATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suffocate for English Language Learners
: to die because you are unable to breathe
: to kill (someone) by making breathing impossible
: to be uncomfortable because there is not enough fresh air
SUFFOCATE Defined for Kids
Definition of suffocate for Students
- Weeds are suffocating the flowers we planted.
medical Definition of suffocate
suffocativeplay \-ˌkāt-iv\ adjective
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