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suffocate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of suffocate

  1. 1 to be or cause to be killed by lack of breathable air the law requires the owner of a discarded refrigerator to remove its door so that a child won't get trapped inside and suffocate Synonyms of suffocate choke, stifle, strangle, smotherWords Related to suffocate garrote (or garotte), throttle; asphyxiate; drown; croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, slayNear Antonyms of suffocate breathe, exhale, expire, inhale, inspire; resuscitate, revive

  2. 2 to keep (someone) from breathing by exerting pressure on the windpipe temporarily suffocated by the seat belt Synonyms of suffocate garrote (or garotte), strangle, choke, throttleWords Related to suffocate asphyxiate, smother, stifle; scragNear Antonyms of suffocate restore, resuscitate, revive

  3. 3 to experience complete or partial blockage of the windpipe suffocating in the thick, black smoke of the burning building Synonyms of suffocate gag, chokeWords Related to suffocate heave, retch, throw up, vomit; asphyxiate, smother, stifleNear Antonyms of suffocate breathe, respire; expire, inspire



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