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smothering, suffocating, suffocativeadjective
causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat
"the choking June dust"; "the smothering soft voices"; "smothering heat"; "the room was suffocating--hot and airless"
Asphyxia or asphyxiation is a condition of deficient supply of oxygen to the body which arises from abnormal breathing. Asphyxia causes generalized hypoxia, which affects primarily the tissues and organs. There are many circumstances that can induce asphyxia, all of which are characterized by the inability of a person to acquire sufficient oxygen through breathing for an extended period of time. Asphyxia can cause coma or death. In 2015, about 9.8 million cases of unintentional suffocation occurred which resulted in 35,600 deaths. The word asphyxia is from Ancient Greek α- "without" and σφύξις sphyxis, "squeeze" (throb of heart).
The numerical value of smothering in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of smothering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of smothering in a Sentence
The ocean has ever-changing currents and storms, and they're moving around and smothering and killing natural coral.
The warm, smothering embrace of a high-amplitude ridge will continue into the long term period, temperatures starting on Monday will run between 10-15 degrees above normal, and border on record maximum temperatures, both for daily highs and lows.
There is Hillary Clinton message, this is completely smothering Hillary Clinton campaign. What's going to hurt Hillary Clinton, it reinforces the idea of Hillary Clinton being untrustworthy, living by a different set of rules. But that's known, I think it's baked-in, Krauthammer said. Krauthammer said the summary released by the FBI of its investigation into Clinton's use of email server.
I do expect that we will see resistance to any product with the exception perhaps of combing and heat and smothering the lice.
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