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Word: suffocate

Definition: die or kill from lack of air; suppress


Sentences Containing 'suffocate'

Adam, though his rational faculties be supposed, at the very first, entirely perfect, could not have inferred from the fluidity and transparency of water that it would suffocate him, or from the light and warmth of fire that it would consume him.
In 2013, he starred in a PETA short film that promoted veganism, showing Phoenix "drowning" as he narrates, "In water, humans drown just as fish suffocate on land.
They are not good bedroom blossoms they might suffocate one in his sleep.
We entered its deeper shadow, and so imminent seemed the peril that I was likely to suffocate; and I had the strongest impulse to do SOMETHING, anything, to save the vessel.
Whalid, in self defense, tries to shoot his brother and misses, Kamal breaks Whalid's trachea with an expert martial arts maneuver, causing Whalid to slowly suffocate to death.
``Do not detain those gentlemen here, count,''she said;``they would prefer, I should think, to breathe in the garden rather than suffocate here, since they are not playing.''

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