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suffocate

verb [I or T] (DIE)    /ˈsʌf.ə.keɪt/
to (cause someone to) die because they do not have enough oxygen: The report said that the victims had suffocated in the fumes. She suffocated him by holding a pillow over his head.Breathing and stopping breathingDeath and dyingMurder and attempted murderKilling suffocation     /ˌsʌf.əˈkeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] Breathing and stopping breathingMurder and attempted murderKillingDeath and dying
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