What does suffocating mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wikipedia

  1. suffocating

    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).

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  1. suffocating

    Suffocating refers to the condition or feeling of experiencing difficulty in breathing, often due to lack of sufficient oxygen, obstruction in the airways, or being in a confined or stifling space. It can also figuratively describe a situation or environment that is extremely oppressive, discomforting, or stifling.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suffocating

    of Suffocate

  2. Suffocating

    a. & n. from Suffocate, v

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suffocating in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suffocating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of suffocating in a Sentence

  1. Jamie Lynn:

    It felt like you're almost suffocating. It was just like, I felt like, what was I going to do? I was a kid and maybe this is in my best interests and maybe this is what I'm supposed to do because of course I don't want to be hounded by the paparazzi or tabloids or allow them to control my narrative. But it felt like I was really being alienated.

  2. George Steiner:

    To many men... the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war.

  3. Matt Hutchins:

    Halyna was the love of my life, and our loss of her has devastated our family's dreams.We feel the silence of her being forever gone as a suffocating stillness in our home, our love and adoration for her grows as we tell her story, and we hope her work can inspire filmmakers and storytellers around the world. We thank the many generous supporters who have been so thoughtful in our time of loss.

  4. Alex Dimitriu:

    People with sleep apnea will report dreams of, like, drowning, suffocating, giant waves, gasping for air, being underwater or being choked.

  5. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    What more crime can a woman commit by suffocating her sensuous body behind the tight dress. Stay Nude, Breathe Life!

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