verb (used with object), suffocated, suffocating.
to kill by preventing the access of air to the blood through the lungs or analogous organs, as gills; strangle.
to impede the respiration of.
to discomfort by a lack of fresh or cool air.
to overcome or extinguish; suppress.
verb (used without object), suffocated, suffocating.
to become suffocated; stifle; smother.
to be uncomfortable due to a lack of fresh or cool air.
to kill or be killed by the deprivation of oxygen, as by obstruction of the air passage or inhalation of noxious gases
to block the air passages or have the air passages blocked
to feel or cause to feel discomfort from heat and lack of air
suffocate suf·fo·cate (sŭf’ə-kāt’)
v. suf·fo·cat·ed, suf·fo·cat·ing, suf·fo·cates
To impair the respiration of; asphyxiate.
To suffer from lack of oxygen; to be unable to breathe.
- Suffocative goiter
suffocative goiter n. A goiter that causes extreme dyspnea by pressure on the trachea.
noun 1. a county in E England. 1470 sq. mi. (3805 sq. km). 2. one of an English breed of sheep having a black face and legs, noted for mutton of high quality. 3. one of an English breed of chestnut draft horses having a deep body and short legs. 4. one of an English […]
- Suffolk punch
noun 1. a breed of draught horse with a chestnut coat and short legs
1. suffragan. abbreviation 1. Suffragan