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

 suffocation
 窒息

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

 suf·fo·ca·tion /ˌsəfəˈkeʃən/ 名詞
 窒息

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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).
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 suffocation
      n 1: killing by depriving of oxygen [syn: asphyxiation]
      2: the condition of being derprived of oxygen (as by having
         breathing stopped) [syn: asphyxiation]