suffocation

noun

suf·​fo·​ca·​tion ˌsəf-ə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce suffocation (audio)
: the act of suffocating or state of being suffocated : stoppage of breathing compare asphyxia

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“Suffocation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/suffocation. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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