Definition of Suffocation

1. Noun. Killing by depriving of oxygen.

Exact synonyms: Asphyxiation
Generic synonyms: Kill, Killing, Putting To Death
Specialized synonyms: Choking, Strangling, Strangulation, Throttling
Derivative terms: Asphyxiate, Asphyxiate, Suffocate, Suffocate



2. Noun. The condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped). "Asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture"
Exact synonyms: Asphyxiation
Generic synonyms: Hypoxia
Derivative terms: Asphyxiate, Asphyxiate, Asphyxiate, Suffocate, Suffocate

Definition of Suffocation

1. n. The act of suffocating, or the state of being suffocated; death caused by smothering or choking.

Definition of Suffocation

1. Noun. Asphyxia—a condition in which an extreme decrease in the concentration of oxygen in the body accompanied by an increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide leads to loss of consciousness or death. ¹

2. Noun. A particular act of death or killing by means of asphyxia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suffocation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suffocation

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suffocation (current term)
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suffragans
suffraganship
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Literary usage of Suffocation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1856)
"suffocation from mechanical causes.—By suffocation we are to understand that condition in which the air is prevented from penetrating into the lungs, ..."

2. Medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor, Edward Hartshorne (1861)
"suffocation from mechanical causes.—By suffocation we are to understand that ... There are many varieties of death by suffocation, all of which are of great ..."

3. Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor, Edward Hartshorne (1853)
"suffocation from mechanical causes.—By suffocation we are to understand tat condition in which the air is prevented from penetrating into the lungs, ..."

4. Legal Medicine by Charles Meymott Tidy (1884)
"suffocation implies the exclusion of fresh air, other than by external ... suffocation is an ancient method of murder. The first recorded case will be found ..."

5. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor, John James Reese (1873)
"ACCIDENTAL, SUICIDAL, AND HOMICIDAL suffocation. SMOTHERING. BY suffocation we are to understand that condition in which air is prevented from penetrating ..."

6. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor, John James Reese (1873)
"ACCIDENTAL, SUICIDAL, AND HOMICIDAL suffocation.—SMOTHERING BY suffocation we are to understand that condition in which air is prevented from penetrating ..."

7. A Manual of medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1880)
"BY suffocation we are to understand that condition in which air is prevented from penetrating into the lungs, not by constriction of the windpipe, ..."

8. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1897)
"BY suffocation we are to understand that condition in which air is prevented from penetrating into the lungs, not by constriction of the windpipe, ..."

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