Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for suffocation

the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)


Related Words

References in classic literature ?
On that evening, Captain Nemo ought to open the taps of his reservoirs, and let some pure air into the interior of the Nautilus; without this precaution we could not get rid of the sense of suffocation.
It was that or death, and I was a swimmer and diver, and I knew it; and in the most intolerable agony of prolonged suffocation, during those moments I was conscious, I faced the wind and the cinders and breathed for life.
The prospect of going to bed in my airless chambers, and the prospect of gradual suffocation, seemed, in my present restless frame of mind and body, to be one and the same thing.
A brusque question caused him to stutter to the point of suffocation.
ejaculated the Doctor, drawing his breath like one who had been near suffocation.
I burnt some upon a pan of coals, and held my nose close over the smoke of it as long as I could bear it, as well for the heat as almost for suffocation.
In this case it was actually done; for a boy who had by some means got among the concourse, and was in imminent danger of suffocation, climbed to the shoulders of a man beside him and walked upon the people's hats and heads into the open street; traversing in his passage the whole length of two staircases and a long gallery.
Master Bates saw something so exquisitely ludicrous in this reply, that he burst into another laugh; which laugh, meeting the coffee he was drinking, and carrying it down some wrong channel, very nearly terminated in his premature suffocation.
Weller once more laughed immoderately, and once more relapsed into a state of partial suffocation, in consequence.
A large military force infiltrated the universitys campus making it the second such attack in a matter of two weeks - amid heavy firing of tear gas canisters toward students, causing dozens of suffocation cases among them due to tea gas inhalation.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / Dozens of civilians in Al-Mosul suffered of suffocation as a result of the bombing of the international coalition aircraft to a complex of facilities for the terrorists includes a laboratory for the manufacture of chlorine gas and a workshop for the manufacture of improvised explosive devices, rockets and car bombs.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli settlers, protected by Israeli forces, Saturday attacked a Palestinian university student and pepper-sprayed him in the face, causing him injuries and suffocation, according to the student's family.
Joyce Beatty, Steve Stivers and Pat Tiberi have already reached out to the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission, which has been conducting an investigation of the suffocation risk posed by bumper pads, to request that action be taken.
MANSEHRA -- At least two people including the principal of a private school in Oghi were died while one other was fainted on Monday due to suffocation during the cleaning of a well.
A top official said leaving children locked in cars even for five minutes in the sweltering heat can lead to suffocation, which may even prove fatal.