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What is another word for suffocate?

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To 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.”
To kill or die through lack of oxygen, such as by blockage of the air passage
“I couldn't breathe. It got so bad I wondered if I could actually suffocate to death.”
To cause or experience an obstruction of one's windpipe, typically by strangling
“He threw himself on me trying to suffocate me, then he collapsed crying. He staggered out to the lounge room blubbering.”
To be subjected to stifling heat
“I can't say that my house is freezing. On the contrary, I almost suffocate in the stifling heat.”
To refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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To suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them into doing something
To die through submersion in and inhalation of water
To hamper or impede the progress of
To murder or assassinate someone
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To die or cease living
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