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
Temporary worker Janio Salinas suffocated in sugar in a processing plant in Fairless Hills, shortly after a safety guard had been removed.
The Steelers weren't exactly suffocated, struggling to move the football for 60 minutes.
How traditional masculinity suffocates restaurant culture comes up firsthand, just over halfway through the book — not in those words, which are my distillation and my own firsthand observation.
The challenge for Virginia is finding enough scoring to take advantage of its suffocating D. 7.
Reports from the United Nations and the African Union describe troops suffocating people to death in a shipping container and burning them alive in their homes.
On the day of his coronation, in 1896, a crowd of half a million, expecting a special giveaway in Moscow, panicked, trampling to death and suffocating 1,400 people.
There's nothing glamorous about stuffing your cashmere sweaters in boxes or suffocating your blouses in a bursting closet.
Although the policy’s aim is to conserve fish stocks, most of the species thrown back into the sea are already dead—suffocated, or squashed by the nets.
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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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