suffocate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: ˈsʌfəkeɪt
  • Hyphenation: suf‧fo‧cate

Verb[change]

Plain form
suffocate

Third-person singular
suffocates

Past tense
suffocated

Past participle
suffocated

Present participle
suffocating

  1. (intransitive) To suffocate is the action of dying from lack of air.
    The fish suffocated for lack of oxygen.