What is another word for suffocate?

Synonyms for suffocate
ˈsʌf əˌkeɪtsuf·fo·cate

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. suffocateverb

    Synonyms:
    asphyxiate, stifle

  2. suffocateverb

    Synonyms:
    drown

  3. suffocateverb

    Synonyms:
    asphyxiate, smother

  4. suffocateverb

    Synonyms:
    stifle, asphyxiate

  5. suffocateverb

    Synonyms:
    smother

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. smother, asphyxiate, suffocateverb

    deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing

    "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"

    Synonyms:
    choke, stifle, asphyxiate, put out, strangle, repress, smother, surround, muffle, gag

  2. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, chokeverb

    impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

    "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, repress, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, asphyxiate, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, dampen, go, pass, choke off, die, smother, exit, congest, scrag, muffle, stifle

  3. suffocate, chokeverb

    become stultified, suppressed, or stifled

    "He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"

    Synonyms:
    go, perish, asphyxiate, drop dead, conk, croak, clog up, decease, gag, pass away, cash in one's chips, fret, congest, kick the bucket, throttle, give-up the ghost, clog, exit, choke off, pop off, buy the farm, pass, smother, die, choke, foul, stifle, expire, snuff it, back up, strangle, scrag

  4. suffocate, chokeverb

    suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of

    "His job suffocated him"

    Synonyms:
    go, perish, asphyxiate, drop dead, conk, croak, clog up, decease, gag, pass away, cash in one's chips, fret, congest, kick the bucket, throttle, give-up the ghost, clog, exit, choke off, pop off, buy the farm, pass, smother, die, choke, foul, stifle, expire, snuff it, back up, strangle, scrag

  5. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiateverb

    be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

    "The child suffocated under the pillow"

    Synonyms:
    stifle, asphyxiate, gag, muffle, strangle, repress, smother, choke, dampen

  6. suffocateverb

    feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air

    "The room was hot and stuffy and we were suffocating"

    Synonyms:
    stifle, smother, strangle, asphyxiate, gag, choke

  7. gag, choke, strangle, suffocateverb

    struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

    "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, repress, muzzle, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, halter, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, strangulate, asphyxiate, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, quip, hamper, go, heave, pass, choke off, cramp, die, smother, exit, congest, scrag, muffle, retch, stifle

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. choke (verb)

    stop breathing by obstruction of one’s trachea

    the guy choked the assailant with a scarf

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. suffocateverb

    Synonyms:
    stifle, smother, choke, strangle, kill (by stopping respiration)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.0 / 1 vote

  1. suffocateverb

    Synonyms:
    choke, stifle, smother, asphyxiate, burke

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "suffocate":

    stifle, smother, choke, strangle, nip, quell, muffle

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#1763die
#3227exit
#8297surround
#9718foul
#12429gag
#12853expire
#13617nip
#16912throttle
#21204choke
#21226halter
#23611hamper
#24176drown
#27090fret
#27773smother
#27826perish
#30189clog
#33249muzzle
#43067stifle
#44779cramp
#51445dampen
#53507heave
#53900quell
#56041repress
#60869strangle
#67495quip
#73790croak
#82036suffocate
#92888decease
#115405muffle
#166458conk
#175654retch
#299464congest

How to use suffocate in a sentence?

  1. Scott C. Holstad:

    spent some time gittin juiced on the junk you know and the poems would come thick and black, coffeelike, a little bitter you know and when the pores started jiving and all it'd be time to git on down and groove, let the words flow forth, try not to suffocate, live one more day.

  2. Dmytro Kuleba:

    Economically, because of sanctions that will be slammed on Russia immediately. Militarily, because we are not the country that will give up. This is our land, we will be defending it, you see, [Russia] tried to suffocate us, destabilize us, and shatter us from the inside for the last 300 years. But they failed. I'm still sitting here with you, a foreign minister of independent Ukraine. We know the threat, we understand it, we learned how to live with it, and we stand for a just cause.

  3. Dmytro Kuleba:

    You see, [Russia] tried to suffocate us, destabilize us, and shatter us from the inside for the last 300 years. But they failed. I'm still sitting here with you, a foreign minister of independent Ukraine. We know the threat, we understand it, we learned how to live with it, and we stand for a just cause.

  4. Anthon St Maarten:

    We have created a manic world nauseous with the pursuit of material wealth. Many also bear their cross of imagined deprivation, while their fellow human beings remain paralyzed by real poverty. We drown in the thick sweetness of our sensual excess, and our shameless opulence, while our discontent souls suffocate in the arid wasteland of spiritual deprivation.

  5. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel:

    Even in the eye of the hurricane of adversity that the enemy conceived to suffocate us, the Cuban economy can grow slightly, thanks to the fact that we have the potential to resist and continue advancing in our development.


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