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synonyms for suffocate

  • asphyxiate
  • drown
  • smother
  • stifle
  • strangle
See also synonyms for: suffocated / suffocating
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antonyms for suffocate

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  • free
  • let go
  • loose
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They pay in having to cope with sizzling health waves, powerful hurricanes, and suffocating wildfire smoke.
THIS ELECTION COULD DECIDE THE CLIMATE’S FUTUREULA CHROBAKOCTOBER 29, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Discovering that plants need sunlight to grow, or that fish will suffocate when taken out of water, requires no quantification of anything whatsoever.
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Scores of businesses in the city are suffocating as they delay their return to work or, worse, decide to work from home forever.
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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 BASUSEPTEMBER 18, 2020MIT 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.
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As it was, ere he had time to suffocate, MacPherson was on the spot.
EARTH'S ENIGMASCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
They would first suffocate, and later their bodies would be swallowed up in the stomach of the earth.
THE LAND OF THE CHANGING SUNWILLIAM N. HARBEN
The gas emitted from this fissure is so strong that it would suffocate a person, holding his head near the ground.
EARLY WESTERN TRAVELS 1748-1846, VOLUME XXXJOEL PALMER
Insects do not easily suffocate, and it is worse than useless, in the majority of cases, to punch air-holes in such boxes.
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Many females in fact cry out at those times, that something has broken in the throat, and they fear they are going to suffocate.
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WORDS RELATED TO SUFFOCATE

  • choke
  • drown
  • smother
  • stifle
  • strangle
  • strangulate
  • suffocate
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