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suf·fo·cate

(sŭf'ŏ-kāt),
1. To impede respiration; to asphyxiate.
2. To be unable to breathe; to suffer from asphyxiation.
[L. suffoco (subf-), pp. -atus, to choke, strangle]

suffocate

(sŭf′ə-kāt′)
v. suffo·cated, suffo·cating, suffo·cates
v.tr.
1. To kill or destroy by preventing access of air or oxygen.
2. To impair the breathing of or cause discomfort to by cutting off the supply of fresh air.
v.intr.
1. To die from lack of air or oxygen.
2. To feel discomfort from lack of fresh air.

suf′fo·ca′ting·ly adv.
suf′fo·ca′tion n.
suf′fo·ca′tive adj.

suf·fo·cate

(sŭf'ŏ-kāt)
1. To impede respiration; to asphyxiate or smother.
2. To be unable to breathe; to suffer from asphyxiation.

suf·fo·cate

(sŭf'ŏ-kāt)
1. To impede respiration; to asphyxiate.
2. To be unable to breathe.