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
Finally, in 2013, Goff landed in an emergency room, nearly suffocating from fluid in her lungs.
Four bats suffocated in March 2016 after a researcher placed too many bats in a cage, Alivisatos reported.
During a stretch earlier in the season in which the Loyola Maryland men’s lacrosse team won five of six games, the defense surrendered an average of 8.2 goals, which is suffocating by the sport’s standards.
The stroller can easily tip over, the child could suffocate from body positioning, the weight and force put on the handle of the infant seat is not safety tested either.
Anti-government activists claimed Syrian military helicopters dropped barrel bombs filled with chemicals on Douma, east of the capital Damascus, on Saturday night, suffocating some residents and sending others into violent convulsions.
One night its owners forget to plug it in, and the machine decides on its own to run its gas engine to charge up, suffocating the household with carbon monoxide.
The family’s 10-month-old pet apparently suffocated during the three-hour flight from Houston to New York on Monday.
The mounds of bones and other fish parts that seafood processors release into the ocean can carpet the seafloor like a gelatinous goo, suffocating life by depleting oxygen in the water, the agency has said.
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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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