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See definition of suffocating on Dictionary.com
  • as inclose
  • as inoppressive
  • as insharp
  • as instifling
  • as instuffy
  • as insultry

synonyms for suffocating

  • tight
  • choky
  • confined
  • heavy
  • stale
  • stifling
  • sweltering
  • thick
  • airless
  • breathless
  • fusty
  • moldy
  • motionless
  • muggy
  • musty
  • stagnant
  • stale-smelling
  • sticky
  • stuffy
  • sultry
  • sweltry
  • uncomfortable
  • unventilated

antonyms for suffocating

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  • cool
  • dry
  • cold
  • cool
  • dry
  • frigid
  • calm
  • gentle
  • mild
  • relieving
  • temperate
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How to use suffocating in a sentence

With a suffocating gasp, she fell back into the chair on which she sat, and covered her face with her hands.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Then he started, and suffered five suffocating minutes in the public sitting-room of the Beau Soleil.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
In the train he slept but little; the heat was suffocating; there was a Khamsîn blowing and the fine sand crept in everywhere.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
He threw back his head with an impulse of pride as he savoured the odour of truffles diffused through the suffocating atmosphere.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
The banker, bewildered and frightened, opened wide his round owl's eyes in presence of this suffocating emotion.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
Whenever the breeze left us the heat was almost suffocating; there was no escape for it.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
She looked at this man, and a suffocating band seemed to encircle her throat.
WAYSIDE COURTSHIPSHAMLIN GARLAND
The snow was suffocating him, and his legs were atremble with the effort he had put forth.
LEFT ON THE LABRADORDILLON WALLACE
The place was intolerably dirty, and the smell of tobacco smoke perfectly suffocating.
THE PICKWICK PAPERSCHARLES DICKENS
The heat was suffocating, the atmosphere heavy; without a breath of air, the trees trembled from root to summit.
THE FLYING HORSEMANGUSTAVE AIMARD
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WORDS RELATED TO SUFFOCATING

  • airless
  • breathless
  • choky
  • confined
  • fusty
  • heavy
  • moldy
  • motionless
  • muggy
  • musty
  • stagnant
  • stale
  • stale-smelling
  • sticky
  • stifling
  • stuffy
  • suffocating
  • sultry
  • sweltering
  • sweltry
  • thick
  • tight
  • uncomfortable
  • unventilated
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.