suffocate


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Synonyms for suffocate

be choked

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  • be choked
  • be stifled
  • be smothered
  • be asphyxiated

be short of air

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  • be short of air
  • boil
  • swelter
  • be too hot
  • struggle for air
  • be short of air

Synonyms for suffocate

to stop the breathing of

Synonyms for suffocate

deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing

impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

become stultified, suppressed, or stifled

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suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of

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feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air

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struggle for breath

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Mr Murphy said Bidgway then entered son William's bedroom and attempted to suffocate him.
They eventually suffocate under a blanket of their own products.
Elsewhere'' (1982-88), also with an ensemble cast, terminated one excessively annoying patient by having her suffocate in an accidentally sandwiched bed.
Forces also fired tear gas canisters at demonstrators, causing dozens of them to suffocate from excessive tear gas inhalation.
There were growing fears the miners, stranded a mile and a half underground for more than 11 hours, might suffocate in the searing heat.
Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters at Palestinian locals and their homes during clashes that broke out in Husan village, west of the city, causing several to suffocate.
EVERTON go to Arsenal, suffocate the game, and Arsene Wenger blames their negative style for depriving his side of two vital points.
Israeli forces fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters at Palestinian locals and their homes, causing a number of locals to suffocate.
Overnight Monday, Israeli forces fired tear gas canisters at Palestinian locals and their homes during clashes that broke out in Husan village, west of the city, causing several to suffocate.
Forces opened fire on local houses and fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades at locals, causing dozens to suffocate due to inhaling excessive tear gas.
BUILDER Graham Lawson was with his sister Sue as she spent an agonising and desperate 26 hours trying to suffocate herself.
He said the soldiers fired teargas canisters and stun grenades, causing many locals to suffocate.
A THEATRE group has been slammed over a show in which Chinese refugees suffocate in the back of a lorry.
camp, north of Bethlehem, causing several students to suffocate, according to
And he admitted trying to suffocate Aaron three times and Jacob twice on earlier occasions.