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  • v. Present participle of suffocate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from suffocate, v.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Choking; stifling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat

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Examples

  • Ortega denounced the U. S.-backed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro's new Communist government in Cuba in 1961, a history of US racism and what he called suffocating U.S.

    Doctor Bulldog & Ronin

  • They say they were held there for hours in what they described as suffocating heat.

    Democracy Now!

  • Plus, if any one is suffocating from the lack of oxygen in the room, it's Biden.

    Obama Takes The Gloves Off (Again) - Swampland - TIME.com

  • Here it is the Malahini, originally a Gloucester fisherman, as he and his guest, the Englishman Gregory Mulhall are suffering in suffocating heat as the Malahini enters the lagoon entrance of an atoll, using its new engine to make the passage.

    “Have you lived? What have you got to show for it?”

  • On Aug. 19, the Giants had just Giants dropped three of four games to the Florida Marlins in suffocating heat, and were 11 games out of first place and four games behind the Dodgers for the wild card.

    USATODAY.com - Focused on the finish line

  • But earth is tractable stuff compared with coal, and I don’t have to work kneeling down, a thousand feet underground, in suffocating heat and swallowing coal dust with every breath I take; nor do I have to walk a mile bent double before I begin.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • "I may not - I dare not," burst from Zoe's lips in suffocating accents.

    Zoe: The History of Two Lives

  • … anti-élitist Tea Party élites … gathered in suffocating self-righteousness …

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • The idea of sinking is so closely connected with that of water, and the idea of suffocating with that of sinking, that the mind makes the transition without the assistance of the memory.

    A Treatise of Human Nature

  • Anfield's inspirational qualities are well known but there have been times this season when the weight of expectancy has been suffocating, which is why Benitez has urged his players to give those fans something to shout about.

    Football.co.uk news feed

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