Definition of suffocating adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    suffocating

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈsʌfəˌkeɪt̮ɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1making it difficult to breathe normally synonym stifle The afternoon heat was suffocating.
  2. 2restricting what someone or something can do Some marriages can sometimes feel suffocating. As a public figure, she had to endure suffocating publicity.
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