- vt. 使窒息；使缺氧；阻碍
- vi. 窒息；窒息而亡；阻碍发展
deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing;
"Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"
"The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"
impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of;
"The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
become stultified, suppressed, or stifled;
"He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"
suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of;
"His job suffocated him"
be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen;
"The child suffocated under the pillow"
feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air;
"The room was hot and stuffy and we were suffocating"
struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake;
"he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
- But they do suffocate from a lack of air.
- The stale air made us suffocate.
This chaos, when degree is suffocate, Follows the choking.出自：Troilus Cressida , Shakespeare
She..had put a pillow over his face, intending to suffocate him.出自： M. Spufford