suf·fo·ca·tion /ˌsəfəˈkeʃən/ 名詞
Suf·fo·ca·tion n. The act of suffocating, or the state of being suffocated; death caused by smothering or choking.
Note: ☞ The term suffocation is sometimes employed synonymously with asphyxia. In the strict medico-legal sense it signifies asphyxia induced by obstruction of the respiration otherwise than by direct pressure on the neck (hanging, strangulation) or submersion (drowning).
n 1: killing by depriving of oxygen [syn: asphyxiation]
2: the condition of being derprived of oxygen (as by having
breathing stopped) [syn: asphyxiation]