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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Suf·fo·ca·ting, a. & n. from Suffocate, v. -- Suf*fo*ca*ting*ly, adv.
 

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

 suffocating
      adj : causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of
            fresh air and presence of heat; "the choking June
            dust"; "the smothering soft voices"; "smothering heat";
            "the room was suffocating--hot and airless" [syn: smothering,
             suffocative]