|1.||to kill or be killed by the deprivation of oxygen, as by obstruction of the air passage or inhalation of noxious gases|
|2.||to block the air passages or have the air passages blocked|
|3.||to feel or cause to feel discomfort from heat and lack of air|
|[C16: from Latin suffōcāre, from |
suffocate suf·fo·cate (sŭf'ə-kāt')
v. suf·fo·cat·ed, suf·fo·cat·ing, suf·fo·cates
To impair the respiration of; asphyxiate.
To suffer from lack of oxygen; to be unable to breathe.