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Die or cause to die from lack of air or inability to breathe
“SIDS, also called crib death or cot death, occurs when babies suffocate accidentally or stop breathing in an event called sleep apnea.”
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Have or cause to have difficulty in breathing
“She shuddered remembering the last time she had missed the early bus and how she had had to sit beside some guy wearing so much cologne she thought that she would suffocate from lack of real air.”
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To kill or die through lack of oxygen, such as by blockage of the air passage
“He either suffocated, or froze to death.”
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To cause or experience an obstruction of one's windpipe
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To suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them to do something
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To die through submersion in and inhalation of water
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To struggle for breath
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To remain in a heated or stifling atmosphere
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Inhibit
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To cause the death of
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To die or cease living
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To extinguish a flame or fire
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