Definition and Meanings for suffocate
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Part of Speech of suffocate
adjective, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of suffocate
Meaning of suffocate
- suffocated; choked.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to choke or kill by stopping respiration; to stifle; to smother.
- to destroy; to extinguish; as, to suffocate fire.
as intransitive verb
- to become choked, stifled, or smothered.