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Definition 1: killing by depriving of oxygen - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for suffocation in the sense of this definition

(suffocation is a kind of ...) the act of terminating a life

(... is a kind of suffocation ) the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe

"no evidence that the choking was done by the accused"

Definition 2: the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where suffocation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture

Synonyms for suffocation in the sense of this definition

(suffocation is a kind of ...) oxygen deficiency causing a very strong drive to correct the deficiency

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