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)
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asphyxiate, choke, smother, stifle, strangle
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