Suffocating
Suffocating \Suf"fo*ca`ting\, a. & n. from {Suffocate}, v. -- {Suf"fo*ca`ting*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • suffocating — index deadly, oppressive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • suffocating — suf|fo|cat|ing [ sʌfə,keıtıŋ ] adjective 1. ) so hot that you cannot breathe easily: It s suffocating in here! 2. ) making you feel that you are not free to do what you want: OPPRESSIVE: In time the marriage became suffocating. suffocating… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • suffocating — UK [ˈsʌfəˌkeɪtɪŋ] / US adjective 1) so hot that you cannot breathe easily It s suffocating in here! 2) making you feel that you are not free to do what you want In time the marriage became suffocating. suffocating conventions …   English dictionary

  • Suffocating — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suffocating — adj. Suffocating is used with these nouns: ↑heat …   Collocations dictionary

  • suffocating — adjective causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat (Freq. 1) the choking June dust the smothering soft voices smothering heat the room was suffocating hot and airless • Syn: ↑smothering, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • suffocating — adjective Date: 1604 tending or serving to suffocate or overpower ; overwhelming • suffocatingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • suffocating — Synonyms and related words: airless, breathless, breezeless, censorship, close, crackdown, crushing, extinguishment, humid, ill ventilated, muggy, nose piercing, oppressive, penetrating, pungent, putting down, quashing, quelling, quenching,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • suffocating — suf·fo·cate || sÊŒfÉ™keɪt v. smother, asphyxiate, kill by cutting of the oxygen supply; make it difficult to breathe; cause discomfort by cutting of the supply of fresh or cool air; stifle; be smothered …   English contemporary dictionary

  • suffocating — [ˈsʌfəˌkeɪtɪŋ] adj so hot that you cannot breathe easily …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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