(comparative more suffocated, superlative most suffocated)
- Of someone or something that has died as a result of suffocation.
- simple past tense and past participle of suffocate
Variant of suffocate
transitive verbsuffocated, suffocating
- to kill by cutting off the supply of oxygen to the lungs, gills, etc.
- to hinder the free breathing of; deprive of fresh air; stifle; choke
- to smother, suppress, extinguish, etc. by or as by cutting off the supply of air
Origin of suffocate; from Classical Latin suffocatus, past participle of suffocare, to choke ; from sub-, sub- + fauces, gullet, throat: see fauces
- to die by being suffocated
- to be unable to breathe freely; choke; stifle; smother
- to be unable to develop properly as because of a repressive or dulling environment