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Definition of suffocate:

  1. To stop the breath by compressing the throat; to stifle; to smother.

Synonyms:

scrag, muzzle, croak, throttle, breathe, buy the farm, dampen, take someone's life, put out, stifle, pen in, choke, hold back, strangulate, limit, sigh, shut off, choke off, bind, repress, surround, garrote, suppress, pass, catch your breath, perish, breath, retch, hamper, pop off, fence in, blow, puff, gulp, halter, muffle, gasp, cash in one's chips, back up, fret, drop dead, smother, fetter, constrain, expire, die, squeeze out, go, asphyxiate, snuff it, control, clog up, kill off, heave, stamp out, decease, give-up the ghost, pass away, interfere with, cramp, tie down, strangle, kick the bucket, clog, congest, infringe, inhale, fight for breath, cut into, bump off, conk, gag, exit, quip, foul.

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