What does the word suffocate mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Suffocation.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To kill by stopping respiration; choke; stifle.

Usage examples for suffocate

  1. He must signal to have her drawn up to the surface of the water again, trusting that she would not suffocate for lack of air in her ascent. – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  2. They veritably are demons that seize you by the throat and hang on like grim death until they suffocate and strangle you. – Quit Your Worrying! by George Wharton James
  3. But town- life over- weights and hides her; and in the end will suffocate. – The Promise of Air by Algernon Blackwood