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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat;
- Example: "the choking June dust"
- Example: "the smothering soft voices"
- Example: "smothering heat"
- Example: "the room was suffocating--hot and airless"
[syn: smothering, suffocating, suffocative]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Suffocate \Suf"fo*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suffocated; p. pr. & vb. n. Suffocating.] 1. To choke or kill by stopping respiration; to stifle; to smother. [1913 Webster] Let not hemp his windpipe suffocate. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To destroy; to extinguish; as, to suffocate fire. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Suffocating \Suf"fo*ca`ting\, a. & n. from Suffocate, v. -- Suf"fo*ca`ting*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

suffocating adj 1: causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat; "the choking June dust"; "the smothering soft voices"; "smothering heat"; "the room was suffocating--hot and airless" [syn: smothering, suffocating, suffocative]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "suffocating": airless, breathless, breezeless, censorship, close, crackdown, crushing, extinguishment, humid, ill-ventilated, muggy, nose-piercing, oppressive, penetrating, pungent, putting down, quashing, quelling, quenching, reeking, repression, sharp, smashing, smothering, smudgy, squashing, squelching, sticky, stifling, strangling, strong, strong-scented, strong-smelling, stuffy, subdual, sultry, suppression, throttling, unvented, unventilated, windless