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The synonyms of “Suffocating” are: smothering, suffocative
Suffocating as an Adjective
Definitions of "Suffocating" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “suffocating” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Making one feel trapped and oppressed.
- Causing difficulty in breathing.
- Causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat.
Synonyms of "Suffocating" as an adjective (2 Words)
|smothering||Causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat.|
The smothering soft voices.
|suffocative||Causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat.|
Usage Examples of "Suffocating" as an adjective
- The suffocating heat.
- The room was suffocating–hot and airless.
- Some marriages can at times feel suffocating.
Associations of "Suffocating" (30 Words)
|airway||A ventilating passage in a mine.|
He kept the man s airway clear and blood circulating.
|choke||Cause to retch or choke.|
Too much choke does not help.
|choking||The act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe.|
No evidence that the choking was done by the accused.
|clog||Impede with a clog or as if with a clog.|
Too much fatty food makes your arteries clog up.
|clutter||A collection of things lying about in an untidy state.|
The room was cluttered with his bric a brac.
|dead||Lacking emotion, sympathy, or sensitivity.|
Took dead aim.
|death||The personification of death.|
It was the death of all his plans.
|demise||Transfer by a lease or by a will.|
The manor and the mill were demised for twenty one year terms.
|drown||Deliberately kill a person or animal by drowning.|
Two fishermen were drowned when their motorboat capsized.
|emergency||Arising from or used in an emergency.|
A doctor in emergency cleaned the wound.
|esophagus||The passage between the pharynx and the stomach.|
|execute||Sign in the presence of witnesses.|
He was convicted of treason and executed.
|expiration||The end of a period of time.|
At the end of expiration there is still a slight inflation in the lungs.
|garrote||An instrument of execution for execution by strangulation.|
|hanging||The practice of hanging condemned people as a form of capital punishment.|
|ligature||Bind or connect with a ligature.|
He ligatured the duodenum below the pylorus.
|muffle||A kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature.|
Muffle one s anger.
|nasal||A nasal speech sound.|
|obstruct||Block (an opening, path, road, etc.); be or get in the way of.|
They had to alter the course of the stream and obstruct the natural flow of the water.
|oppress||Come down on or keep down by unjust use of one’s authority.|
A system which oppressed working people.
|perish||Die, especially in a violent or sudden way.|
Must these noble hopes perish so soon.
|rip||A fraud or swindle a rip off.|
The skirt of her frock ripped.
|smother||Suppress (a feeling or action.|
She smothered a sigh.
|stifle||Smother or suppress.|
Those in the streets were stifled by the fumes.
|strangle||Conceal or hide.|
They allowed bureaucracy to strangle initiative.
|suffocation||Killing by depriving of oxygen.|
We had to face heat and suffocation inside the coach.
|throttle||Control an engine or vehicle with a throttle.|
She was sorely tempted to throttle him.
|valve||Each of the halves of the hinged shell of a bivalve mollusc or brachiopod or of the parts of the compound shell of a barnacle.|
A valve shuts off the flow from the boiler when the water is hot enough.
|welter||Be immersed in.|
The attack petered out in a welter of bloody confused fighting.