Synonyms of 'suffocate'
to kill or die through lack of oxygen, such as by blockage of the air passageThey were suffocated as they slept.
to kill or die through lack of oxygen, such as by blockage of the air passageHe either suffocated, or froze to death.
to feel uncomfortable from heat and lack of airThat's better. I was suffocating in that cell of a room.
be short of air,
boil (informal), ,
be too hot,
struggle for air
After a few weeks with her parents, she felt she was suffocating.
be short of air
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in the sense of asphyxiate
to smother or suffocateThree people were asphyxiated in the crush.
in the sense of smother
to suffocateThey worried he'd be smothered by his pillow.
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