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