suffocation

Definitions of suffocation
1

n the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)

Synonyms:
asphyxiation
Type of:
hypoxia
oxygen deficiency causing a very strong drive to correct the deficiency

n killing by depriving of oxygen

Synonyms:
asphyxiation
Types:
choking, strangling, strangulation, throttling
the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe
Type of:
kill, killing, putting to death
the act of terminating a life

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