1. suffocating

adjective. ['ˈsʌfəˌkeɪtɪŋ'] causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat.


  • dyspnoeic
  • suffocative
  • smothering
  • dyspnoeal
  • dyspneic
  • breathless


  • ventilated
  • alive
  • unexciting
  • eupnoea

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Rhymes with Suffocating

  • abating
  • abbreviating
  • abdicating
  • abducting
  • abducting
  • abetting
  • aborting
  • abrogating
  • abutting
  • accelerating
  • accenting
  • accentuating
  • accepting
  • accepting
  • accommodating
  • accosting
  • accrediting
  • accumulating
  • acquitting
  • acting

Sentences with suffocating

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
ALAN: There's something a little suffocating about the suburbs sometimes — not always, of course.

2. Noun, singular or mass
This snake kills its prey by wrapping its body around it and constricting, or suffocating, it.

Quotes about suffocating

1. In suffocating the voice of conscience, passion carries with itself a restlessness of the body and the senses: it is the restlessness of the "external man."When the internal man has been reduced to silence, then passion, once it has been given freedom of action, so to speak, exhibits itself as an insistent tendency to satisfy the senses and the body.
- Pope John Paul II, Blessed Are the Pure of Heart: Catechesis on the Sermon on the Mount and Writings of St. Paul

2. Success is suffocating. The air is thinner at the top.
- Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense