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.
He was now firmly on his feet, but in danger of suffocation.
The Lemurians, on the other hand, met their doom chiefly by fire or suffocation.
When near-by houses are jammed to suffocation, they live and sleep in the streets.
I remembered nothing more but a most horrible sensation of suffocation.
Another fit of suffocation seized him in its deathly embrace.
Hundreds of cattle had thus met their death, side by side, by suffocation in this vast quagmire.
The trial began again; and the court was crowded to 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.