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  • 1 Suffocate Me — Suffocate Me …

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  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 suffocate — suffocate, asphyxiate, stifle, smother, choke, strangle, throttle can all mean to interrupt the normal course of breathing. Suffocate commonly refers to conditions in which breathing is impossible through lack of available oxygen or through… …

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  • 4 Suffocate — Suf fo*cate, v. i. To become choked, stifled, or smothered. A swelling discontent is apt to suffocate and strangle without passage. collier. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Suffocate — Suf fo*cate, a. [L. suffocatus, p. p. of suffocare to choke; sub under + fauces the throat. Cf. {Faucal}.] Suffocated; choked. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 suffocate — index extinguish, impede, repress, stifle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 suffocate — early 15c., from L. suffocatus, pp. of suffocare (see SUFFOCATION (Cf. suffocation)). Related: Suffocated; suffocating …

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  • 8 suffocate — [v] choke asphyxiate, drown, smother, stifle, strangle; concepts 163,246 Ant. free, let go, loose …

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  • 9 suffocate — ► VERB 1) die or cause to die from lack of air or inability to breathe. 2) feel or cause to feel trapped or oppressed. DERIVATIVES suffocation noun. ORIGIN Latin suffocare stifle , from fauces throat …

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  • 10 suffocate — [suf′ə kāt΄] vt. suffocated, suffocating [< L suffocatus, pp. of suffocare, to choke < sub ,SUB + fauces, gullet, throat: see FAUCES] 1. to kill by cutting off the supply of oxygen to the lungs, gills, etc. 2. to hinder the free breathing… …

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  • 11 Suffocate Me — Infobox Album | Name = Suffocate Me Type = EP Artist = Angelfish Released = June 11, 1993 Recorded = 1993 Genre = Alternative, Goth Rock,Dream pop Length = 13:52 Label = Wasteland Producer = Last album = This album = Suffocate Me (1993) Next… …

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  • 12 suffocate — UK [ˈsʌfəkeɪt] / US [ˈsʌfəˌkeɪt] verb Word forms suffocate : present tense I/you/we/they suffocate he/she/it suffocates present participle suffocating past tense suffocated past participle suffocated 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to die because …

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  • 13 suffocate — suf|fo|cate [ˈsʌfəkeıt] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of suffocare, from sub ( SUB ) + fauces throat ] 1.) [I and T] to die or make someone die by preventing them from breathing ▪ The animal seizes its prey by the throat… …

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  • 14 suffocate — suf|fo|cate [ sʌfə,keıt ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to die because you cannot breathe, or to kill someone in this way: Many of the victims either burned to death or suffocated. The men tried to suffocate him with a plastic bag. a )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 suffocate — [16] To suffocate someone is etymologically to press down their ‘throat’. The sugar 488 word comes from the past participle of Latin suffocāre, a compound verb formed from the prefix sub ‘under, down’ and faucēs ‘throat’ (source of the English… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 16 suffocate — [[t]sʌ̱fəkeɪt[/t]] suffocates, suffocating, suffocated 1) V ERG If someone suffocates or is suffocated, they die because there is no air for them to breathe. He either suffocated, or froze to death... [be V ed] They were suffocated as they slept …

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  • 17 suffocate — verb 1 (I, T) to die or make someone die by preventing them from breathing: She rolled onto her baby and actually suffocated it! 2 be suffocating to feel uncomfortable because there is not enough fresh air: Can you open a window? I m suffocating …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 suffocate — [16] To suffocate someone is etymologically to press down their ‘throat’. The word comes from the past participle of Latin suffocāre, a compound verb formed from the prefix sub ‘under, down’ and faucēs ‘throat’ (source of the English technical… …

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  • 19 suffocate — verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin suffocatus, past participle of suffocare to choke, stifle, from sub + fauces throat Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. (1) to stop the respiration of (as by strangling or… …

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  • 20 suffocate — suffocatingly, adv. suffocation, n. suffocative, adj. /suf euh kayt /, v., suffocated, suffocating. v.t. 1. to kill by preventing the access of air to the blood through the lungs or analogous organs, as gills; strangle. 2. to impede the… …

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