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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat.

Usage examples (15)
  • They are liable to suffocative orthopnœa after measles, and die unless bled and purged.
  • Woodland Strawberry, which is of excellent service for nettle rash, or allied erysipelas: also for a suffocative swelling of the swallowing throat.
  • The surface of the body is pale or dusky, the lips are livid, while breathing becomes increasingly difficult, and is attended with suffocative paroxysms which render the...
  • The relief its vapor affords in the collapse of chloroform anæsthesia, in which dissolution is imminent from paralyzed heart's action, is instantaneous, and its effect upon the... for more
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