Definition of suffocating adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsʌfəkeɪtɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌfəkeɪtɪŋ//
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  1. 1making it difficult to breathe normally synonym stifling The afternoon heat was suffocating.
  2. 2restricting what somebody/something can do Some marriages can sometimes feel suffocating. As a public figure, she had to endure suffocating publicity.
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