[c]/ˈsʌfəkeɪt / (say 'sufuhkayt)

verb (suffocated, suffocating)
verb (t)
1. to kill by preventing the access of air to the blood through the lungs or analogous organs, as gills.
2. to impede the respiration of.
3. to cause discomfort to through lack of cool or fresh air.
4. to overcome or extinguish; suppress.
verb (i)
5. to become suffocated; stifle; smother.
6. to feel discomfort through lack of cool or fresh air.
{Latin suffōcātus, past participle, choked}
suffocating, adjective
suffocatingly, adverb
suffocation /sʌfəˈkeɪʃən/ (say sufuh'kayshuhn), noun
suffocative, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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