verb (used with object), suf·fo·cat·ed, suf·fo·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), suf·fo·cat·ed, suf·fo·cat·ing.
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They pay in having to cope with sizzling health waves, powerful hurricanes, and suffocating wildfire smoke.
Discovering that plants need sunlight to grow, or that fish will suffocate when taken out of water, requires no quantification of anything whatsoever.Why Physics Can’t Tell Us What Life Is - Issue 92: Frontiers|Jeremy England|October 21, 2020|Nautilus
Scores of businesses in the city are suffocating as they delay their return to work or, worse, decide to work from home forever.Why New Yorkers aren't going back to their offices|Erica Pandey|October 6, 2020|Axios
We’ve read through quite a few letters about Zoom, suffocating family dinners, the role of sound and music, birthdays and anniversaries, and racially charged encounters.Letter-writing staved off lockdown loneliness. Now it’s getting out the vote.|Tanya Basu|September 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
In industries where specific brand names have become synonymous with their original product, new brands can easily be suffocated out of the game.Inbound marketing for brand awareness: Four up-to-date ways to do it|Ali Faagba|September 11, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Her adopted daughter tried to suffocate a younger biological sibling.
Somewhere in the theater, you also hear a soft, whimpering, “Help”—a woman is about to suffocate on her own tears.Ranking the Saddest Scenes in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’|Kevin Fallon|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I hated that the town response to tragedy and suffering was to suffocate the afflicted family with attention.How 'The Little Way of Ruthie Leming' Taught Me It's OK to Love My Hometown|Justin Green|April 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet the key development will hinge on sanctions aiming to suffocate the regime, a current point of division.
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Selfby Danielle Evans A powerful short story collection from a rising star.
Tell the person he is suffocating in water, and he will suffocate, unless you prevent him.The Spirit Land|Samuel B. (Samuel Bulfinch) Emmons
If I should be pulled up I might be jerked away from my air-supply and suffocate before I got to the surface.John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein|Frank R. Stockton
Let me out double-quick; I stifle, I suffocate, I do not breaze.King of the Air|Herbert Strang
And that suggested another idea—that he might suffocate before he starved.Samuel the Seeker|Upton Sinclair
It made her feel she could not breathe: she must suffocate, it was so inhuman.The Rainbow|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence