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Overview of verb suffocate

The verb suffocate has 7 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) smother, asphyxiate, suffocate

(deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor")

2. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke

(impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children")

3. suffocate, choke

(become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; "He is suffocating

4. suffocate, choke

(suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of; "His job suffocated him")

5. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate

(be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow")

6. suffocate

(feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air; "The room was hot and stuffy and we were suffocating")

7. gag, choke, strangle, suffocate

(struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged")


Overview of adj suffocating

The adj suffocating has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) smothering, suffocating, suffocative

(causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat; "the choking June dust"; "the smothering soft voices"; "smothering heat"; "the room was suffocating

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