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suf•fo•cate



Pronunciation: (suf'u-kāt"), [key]
v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.


v.t.
1. to kill by preventing the access of air to the blood through the lungs or analogous organs, as gills; strangle.
2. to impede the respiration of.
3. to discomfort by a lack of fresh or cool air.
4. to overcome or extinguish; suppress.

v.i.
1. to become suffocated; stifle; smother.
2. to be uncomfortable due to a lack of fresh or cool air.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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