- v. (使)窒息
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"
be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen;
"The child suffocated under the pillow"