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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A coroner ruled that she had died from suffocation or strangulation.Could Ariel Castro Be Linked to the 1981 Murder of Tammy Seals?|Christine Pelisek|May 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Videos show food lines bulging with tiny bodies pressed together so tightly you worry as much about suffocation as starvation.
She glided out of the window, and Peggy followed, her heart beating to suffocation, her cheeks glowing with excitement.Peggy|Laura E. Richards
To-day, too, his reception-room is crammed to suffocation by gentlemen who seek an audience of his Highness.'Midst the Wild Carpathians|Mr Jkai
In the evening we experienced a feeling of suffocation on closing the sleigh, and were glad to open it again.Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life|Thomas Wallace Knox
His sparkling and highly finished declamation lasted two days; but the hall was crowded to suffocation during the whole time.Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Vestry meeting at the Guildhall had been crowded to suffocation.Yarmouth Notes|Frederick Danby Palmer