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suffocative Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat
    suffocating; smothering.
    • the choking June dust
    • the smothering soft voices
    • smothering heat
    • the room was suffocating--hot and airless

Suf"fo*ca*tive adjective
  1. Tending or able to choke or stifle. "Suffocative catarrhs." Arbuthnot.

Webster 1913