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1    to kill or be killed by the deprivation of oxygen, as by obstruction of the air passage or inhalation of noxious gases  
2    to block the air passages or have the air passages blocked  
3    to feel or cause to feel discomfort from heat and lack of air  
     (C16: from Latin suffocare, from sub- + fauces throat)  
  suffocating      adj  
  suffocatingly      adv  
   suffocation             n  
  suffocative      adj  
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