causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat;
"the choking June dust"
"the smothering soft voices"
"the room was suffocating--hot and airless"
- Everything the Rockets did Sunday afternoon began with Shane Battier and his smothering defensive effort against Kobe Bryant.
- I suspect that part of your nervous problem may be the smothering attitude of your family and you need to get out and try your wings a bit.