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Medical Term:

suffocate

Pronunciation: suf'o-kat

Definition:

  1. To impede respiration; to asphyxiate.
  2. To be unable to breathe; to suffer from asphyxiation.

[L. suffoco (subf-), pp. -atus, to choke, strangle]

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