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
The 2005 Champions League final simply suffocated me.
Finally, the lack of a clear answer is freeing, not suffocating.
And as the sediment is dumped, plumes of silt and sand drift away, settling on other reefs and suffocating them.
But that apparently is why Elizabeth slipped between the bed and the wall and suffocated.
Last season saw the famed Gegenpressing blossom as opponents were ensnared and suffocated from all directions.
Wednesday morning’s eight deaths at The Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills nursing home spurred municipal actions addressing elder vulnerability in South Florida’s suffocating post-Irma air.
The Canton auto workers are also well aware of how escalating union demands and stifling work rules suffocated the Big Three U.S. car makers in Detroit.
The song is Bareilles at her intimate best, and as Oakley sings the final soaring notes, the cheap, suffocating wood paneling of Jenna's place with Earl disappears, replaced with a wide open, pre-dawn sky.
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Origin and Etymology of suffocate
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of suffocate for Students
- Weeds are suffocating the flowers we planted.
medical Definition of suffocate
suffocativeplay \-ˌkāt-iv\ adjective
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