suffocate

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suffocate /ˈsʌfəˌkeɪt/ verb
suffocates; suffocated; suffocating
suffocate
/ˈsʌfəˌkeɪt/
verb
suffocates; suffocated; suffocating
Learner's definition of SUFFOCATE
[no object] : to die because you are unable to breathe
sometimes used figuratively
[+ object] : to kill (someone) by making breathing impossible
sometimes used figuratively
[no object] : to be uncomfortable because there is not enough fresh air usually used as (be) suffocating

— suffocation

/ˌsʌfəˈkeɪʃən/ noun [noncount]
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