suffocative
adjective see suffocate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Suffocative — Suf fo*ca*tive, a. Tending or able to choke or stifle. Suffocative catarrhs. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suffocative — See suffocatingly. * * * …   Universalium

  • suffocative — adj. causing suffocation, causing asphyxiation; stifling, smothering …   English contemporary dictionary

  • suffocative — suf·fo·ca·tive …   English syllables

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

  • suffocative goiter — a goiter that causes dyspnea by pressure on the trachea …   Medical dictionary

  • Angina — is chest pain that is due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle. The chest pain of angina is typically severe and crushing. There is a feeling just behind the breastbone (the sternum) of pressure and suffocation. The word “angina” …   Medical dictionary

  • smothering — 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: ↑suffocating, ↑ …   Useful english 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

  • Mare — Mare, n. [AS. mara incubus; akin to OHG. & Icel. mara; cf. Pol. mora, Bohem. m[*u]ra.] (Med.) Sighing, suffocative panting, intercepted utterance, with a sense of pressure across the chest, occurring during sleep; the incubus; obsolete, except in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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