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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Killing by depriving of oxygen; The condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped).

Usage examples (30)
  • Initially, these deaths were believed to be caused by suffocation from the plastic bags used for inhalation.
  • (Which are quite soft enough, I assure you, that the child, though perhaps in danger of suffocation, is not being hurt in the slightest.)
  • It doesn’t create the feeling; the suffocation is real.
  • The condition was also known as suffocation of the mother. for more
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