Videos show food lines bulging with tiny bodies pressed together so tightly you worry as much about suffocation as starvation.
A coroner ruled that she had died from suffocation or strangulation.
The above method of artificial respiration is also applicable in cases of electric shock, suffocation by gas and smoke.
A brusque question caused him to stutter to the point of suffocation.
The Lemurians, on the other hand, met their doom chiefly by fire or suffocation.
They died of suffocation, after they had breathed all the air contained in the water.
I remembered nothing more but a most horrible sensation of suffocation.
David Rossi had a sense of suffocation, and he went out on to the lead flat.
Hundreds of cattle had thus met their death, side by side, by suffocation in this vast quagmire.
Lambert came to himself with a half-drowned sense of suffocation.
late 14c., from Middle French suffocation, from Latin suffocationem (nominative suffocatio) "a choking, stifling," from past participle stem of suffocare "suffocate," originally "to narrow up," from sub "up (from under)" (see sub-) + fauces (plural) "throat, narrow entrance."
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.