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adjective as in smothered

Strongest match

Strong match

  • asphyxiated

Weak match

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Example Sentences

Hundreds were killed instantly by the blast, but others were trapped alive and suffocated.

His underfinanced Democratic opponent was, in his telling, a creature of the Democratic machine that had suffocated the state.

Colorado, which is so often suffocated by summer wildfires, welcomed the unusually wet August and September with open arms.

Suffocated by police abuse under Mubarak, Egyptians now say the police have pulled back, leaving them to fend for themselves.

The short story format essentially suffocated the story and curtailed its arc.

Calcutta, in India, taken by Surajah Dowla: of 146 prisoners put into a dungeon called the "black hole," 123 were suffocated.

At these words the noise rose to a regular tumult; the shareholders pressed round Ivan, and nearly suffocated him.

I nearly suffocated in crawling by the opening between our cabin and the Granville cabin, for I scarcely ventured to breathe.

"I suppose I have," said Stover, almost suffocated by the gentleness of her voice.

We sometimes hear of people being suffocated by gas, but it is not often we hear of trees being suffocated.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to suffocated, such as: choked, null, and breathless.

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