What is another word for suffocating?

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Adjective
Muggy, stuffy, with bad ventilation
“Nothing short of getting out of this tiny, suffocating room would help me draw a normal breath again.”
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Oppressively sticky
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Very strong
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Being scared of being enclosed in a confined space
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(of a flavour, smell, colour, etc.) Unpleasant in a way that induces discomfort or nausea
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to cause or experience an obstruction of one's windpipe
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Present participle for to suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them to do something
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Present participle for to die through submersion in and inhalation of water
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Present participle for to cause or experience an obstruction of one's windpipe
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Present participle for inhibit
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Present participle for to cause the death of
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Present participle for to die or cease living
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Present participle for to extinguish a flame or fire
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