Suffocate Suf"fo*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suffocated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suffocating}.] 1. To choke or kill by stopping respiration; to stifle; to smother. [1913 Webster]

Let not hemp his windpipe suffocate. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To destroy; to extinguish; as, to suffocate fire. [1913 Webster]

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