Thesaurus > Related Words: suffocate

  Words related to suffocate

Related / Similar Words: gag, choke, strangle, stifle, asphyxiate, smother

 

Definition:
  • struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged";
  • feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air; "The room was hot and stuffy and we were suffocating";
  • be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow";
  • suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of; "His job suffocated him";
  • become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; "He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village";
  • impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children";
  • deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor";

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    Hyponyms: strangle

     

    Grouped Verbs: smother, asphyxiate, choke, stifle

     

    Entailments: cover

     

    Derivational Morphology: suffocation, asphyxiation, choking, asphyxia

     

     
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