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1. suffocate

verb. ['ˈsʌfəˌkeɪt'] deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing.

Synonyms

  • kill
  • stifle
  • asphyxiate
  • smother

Antonyms

  • dematerialise
  • stay in place
  • forbid
  • invalidate

Etymology

  • suffocatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Suffocate

  • abdicate
  • adjudicate
  • advocate
  • aguacate
  • allocate
  • aluminosilicate
  • authenticate
  • bifurcate
  • bifurcate
  • cheapskate
  • communicate
  • complicate
  • confiscate
  • dedicate
  • deprecate
  • domesticate
  • duplicate
  • educate
  • educate
  • equivocate

Sentences with suffocate


1. Verb, base form
Just be sure not to put too thick of a layer, which can suffocate the root system.

2. Adjective
The oils in it suffocate fleas, thus killing them.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Seeds need enough moisture to get the sprouting process going but not so much that they suffocate and drown.

2. suffocate

verb. ['ˈsʌfəˌkeɪt'] become stultified, suppressed, or stifled.

Synonyms

  • become
  • choke

Antonyms

  • continue
  • function
  • stay

Etymology

  • suffocatus (Latin)

3. suffocate

verb. ['ˈsʌfəˌkeɪt'] suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of.

Synonyms

  • choke
  • stifle

Antonyms

  • birth
  • arrive
  • start

Etymology

  • suffocatus (Latin)

4. suffocate

verb. ['ˈsʌfəˌkeɪt'] struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake.

Synonyms

  • gag
  • strangle
  • choke
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • survive
  • log in
  • dock
  • get on

Etymology

  • suffocatus (Latin)

5. suffocate

verb. ['ˈsʌfəˌkeɪt'] feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air.

Antonyms

  • file in

Etymology

  • suffocatus (Latin)

6. suffocate

verb. ['ˈsʌfəˌkeɪt'] be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen.

Synonyms

  • exit
  • pop off
  • conk
  • expire
  • die
  • pass
  • pass away
  • perish
  • stifle
  • smother
  • drop dead
  • croak
  • strangle
  • give-up the ghost
  • go
  • decease
  • asphyxiate
  • buy the farm
  • kick the bucket
  • cash in one's chips
  • choke

Antonyms

  • enter
  • pop in
  • stand still
  • hop on

Etymology

  • suffocatus (Latin)

7. suffocate

verb. ['ˈsʌfəˌkeɪt'] impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of.

Synonyms

  • impede
  • block
  • obturate
  • occlude
  • choke
  • jam
  • stifle
  • close up
  • asphyxiate

Antonyms

  • enjoy
  • appear
  • keep down
  • dematerialize

Etymology

  • suffocatus (Latin)
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