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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 suf·fo·cate /ˈsʌfəˌket/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 suf·fo·cate /ˈsəfəˌket/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Suf·fo·cate, v. i. To become choked, stifled, or smothered. “A swelling discontent is apt to suffocate and strangle without passage.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Suf·fo·cate a.  Suffocated; choked.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Suf·fo·cate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suffocated p. pr. & vb. n. Suffocating.]
 1. To choke or kill by stopping respiration; to stifle; to smother.
    Let not hemp his windpipe suffocate.   --Shak.
 2. To destroy; to extinguish; as, to suffocate fire.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello
           smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child
           suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents
           had left on the floor" [syn: smother, asphyxiate]
      2: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of;
         "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children" [syn: stifle,
          asphyxiate, choke]
      3: become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; "He is
         suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the
         small village" [syn: choke]
      4: suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of;
         "His job suffocated him" [syn: choke]
      5: be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child
         suffocated under the pillow" [syn: stifle, asphyxiate]
      6: feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air; "The room was hot
         and stuffy and we were suffocating"
      7: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he
         swallowed a fishbone and gagged" [syn: gag, choke, strangle]