Suf"fo*cate (?), a. [L. suffocatus, p.p. of suffocare to choke; sub under + fauces the throat. Cf. Faucal.]

Suffocated; choked.



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Suf"fo*cate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suffocated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Suffocating.]


To choke or kill by stopping respiration; to stifle; to smother.

Let not hemp his windpipe suffocate. Shak.


To destroy; to extinguish; as, to suffocate fire.


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Suf"fo*cate, v. i.

To become choked, stifled, or smothered.

"A swelling discontent is apt to suffocate and strangle without passage."



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