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Definitions of suffocate:
  • verb:   be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
    Example: "The child suffocated under the pillow"
  • verb:   suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of
    Example: "His job suffocated him"
  • verb:   become stultified, suppressed, or stifled
  • verb:   feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air
  • verb:   impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
  • verb:   deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
    Example: "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"
  • verb:   struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

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