French translation of 'suffocate'
- (= be asphyxiated)
- (= have difficulty breathing)
⇒ Can you open the window? We're suffocating.
Peux-tu ouvrir la fenêtre, on suffoque ici.
⇒ After a few weeks with her parents, she felt she was suffocating.
Après quelques semaines passées avec ses parents, elle se sentait suffoquer.
- (= asphyxiate)
Example Sentences Including 'suffocate'
And any woman who thought to the contrary was pulling the wool over her own eyes and would suffocate in the resulting tangle.Dreams of Innocence
panted Anna, feeling as if she was about to suffocate under the clinging folds of her ghost sheet.Noble Beginnnings
After a while, he just lay there, panting, and I began to fear that he would suffocate.THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)
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'suffocate' in Other Languages
- Arabic: يَخْنُق
- Brazilian Portuguese: sufocar
- Chinese: 窒息
- Croatian: gušiti
- Czech: udusit se
- Danish: kvæle
- Dutch: verstikken
- European Spanish: asfixiar ahogar
- Finnish: tukehtua
- French: suffoquer
- German: ersticken
- Greek: ασφυκτιώ
- Italian: soffocare
- Japanese: 窒息する
- Korean: 질식하다
- Norwegian: kvele
- Polish: zadławić się dławić się
- Portuguese: sufocar
- Romanian: a se sufoca
- Russian: задыхаться
- Spanish: asfixiar causar asfixia
- Swedish: kvävas
- Thai: หายใจไม่ออก
- Turkish: boğmak
- Ukrainian: задихатися
- Vietnamese: làm ngạt
Translation of suffocate from the Collins English to French Dictionary