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Noun: suffocation  ,sú-fu'key-shun
  1. Killing by depriving of oxygen
    - asphyxiation
  2. The condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)
    "suffocation is sometimes used as a form of torture";
    - asphyxiation

Derived forms: suffocations

Type of: hypoxia, kill, killing, putting to death

Encyclopedia: Suffocation