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suffocation

noun

1 suffocation

Killing by depriving of oxygen.

synonym: asphyxiation.

Roget 360: death; decease, demise; dissolution, departure, obit, release, rest, quietus, fall; loss, bereavement; mortality, ... show more

Roget 361: killing etc. v.; homicide, manslaughter, murder, assassination, trucidation, iccusion; effusion of blood; blood, blood shed; gore, slaughter, ... show more

Dutch: verstikkingsdood
Polish: uduszenie się, zaduszenie się



2 suffocation

The condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped).

synonym: asphyxiation.


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