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Synonyms for smothering

causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat

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Tomlin's death was the result of intentional smothering," wrote Raoul Schonemann, Carter's attorney, in his latest response to the court.
Burking is a method of homicidal smothering with traumatic asphyxia.
After a trial in March 2005, Geddes, then 49, was convicted of smothering Mr McKay in a bid to inherit pounds 25,000 from a faked will.
Washington, July 15 (ANI): The infant deaths caused in the 19th century, which had been attributed to smothering and overlaying by either a co-sleeper or bedding, were actually crib deaths or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), according to an expert.
3 : to keep from growing or developing by or as if by covering <smother a fire> smothering hopes <.
WORCESTER - The 17-year-old city teenager accused of smothering her year-old son with a teddy bear Sunday morning was moved out of a state Department of Youth Services facility and into a women's correctional facility yesterday.
Post-mortem examinations on the children showed they had died of asphyxiation induced by smothering.
The obese 56-year-old man died of "asphyxia due to smothering and chest compression"; the circumstances surrounding his death are classified.
Personally, I prefer more sauce than less, so the smothering doesn't bother me much.
Thirty and single, Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos) wants to break free of her supportive but smothering Greek family.
A ROYAL Navy chef today denied stabbing his wife to death and smothering his three-year-oldchild.
Edmund's clinging, unhappy mother controlled by alternating smothering and egotism.
media's top Kremlin apologist during the 1930s and his key role in smothering news of Stalin's slaughter-by-famine of the Ukrainian people.
A FATHER was today jailed for life for smothering his six-month-old baby son to death and trying to kill his second son a year later.
He told the jury that three medical experts would be called by the prosecution to tell them that the only causes of the deaths for Jason and Matthew was 'an imposed airway obstruction' that had been applied by someone smothering or suffocating.