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verb as in choke

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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.

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.

In industries where specific brand names have become synonymous with their original product, new brands can easily be suffocated out of the game.

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.

I hated that the town response to tragedy and suffering was to suffocate the afflicted family with attention.

Yet the key development will hinge on sanctions aiming to suffocate the regime, a current point of division.

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As it was, ere he had time to suffocate, MacPherson was on the spot.

They would first suffocate, and later their bodies would be swallowed up in the stomach of the earth.

The gas emitted from this fissure is so strong that it would suffocate a person, holding his head near the ground.

Insects do not easily suffocate, and it is worse than useless, in the majority of cases, to punch air-holes in such boxes.

Many females in fact cry out at those times, that something has broken in the throat, and they fear they are going to suffocate.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to suffocate, such as: asphyxiate, drown, smother, stifle, and strangle.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.