suffocating Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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uk   /ˈsʌf.ə.keɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/

suffocating adjective (NO AIR)

informal Something that is suffocating makes you ​feeluncomfortablyhot or ​unable to ​breathe: I've got to ​open the ​window - it's suffocating in here! suffocating ​smoke/​fumes

suffocating adjective (PREVENTING)

preventing something or someone from ​improving or ​developing in a ​positive way: The ​booktells the ​story of a woman ​escaping from a suffocating ​marriage. It is a ​land of ​antiquatedsocialrules and suffocating ​traditions.
(Definition of suffocating from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “suffocating”
in Chinese (Simplified) 憋气的, 闷热的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 憋氣的, 悶熱的…
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