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definition of the word suffocate

by the Wiktionnary

Infinitive
to suffocate

Third person singular
suffocates

Simple past
suffocated

Past participle
suffocated

Present participle
suffocating

to suffocate (third-person singular simple present suffocates, present participle suffocating, simple past and past participle suffocated)

  1. (intransitive) To suffer from severely reduced oxygen intake to the body.
  2. (intransitive) To die due to insufficient oxygen supply to the body.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) To be overwhelmed by a person or issue, surrounded as though being deprived of oxygen.
  4. (transitive) To cause someone to suffer severely reduced oxygen supply to his body.
  5. (transitive) To kill a person or creature by depriving it of sufficient oxygen intake.
  6. (transitive, figuratively) To make weary with excessive and prolonged contact, as though depriving of oxygen.


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