how to pronounce suffocate

sʌfəkɛɪt

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An example use of suffocate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… afraid she might suffocate or roll off …”

meanings of suffocate

verb:

  1. To die due to, or kill someone by means of, insufficient oxygen supply to the body.
  2. To destroy; to extinguish.
  3. To overwhelm, or be overwhelmed (by a person or issue), as though with oxygen deprivation.
  4. To suffer, or cause someone to suffer, from severely reduced oxygen intake to the body.

adjective:

  1. Suffocated; choked.