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Definition of suffocation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

suffocation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌsʌfəˈkeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌfəˈkeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the process of dying because there is no air to breathe; the act of killing somebody by not letting them breathe air to die of suffocation