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IPA(key): /ˈsʌfəkeɪtɪŋ/

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  1. present participle and gerund of suffocate

Noun edit

suffocating (plural suffocatings)

  1. Synonym of suffocation
    • 1895 October 3, Mark Twain [pseudonym; Samuel Langhorne Clemens], “How to Tell a Story”, in How to Tell a Story and Other Essays, New York, N.Y.; London: Harper & Brothers, published 1898, →OCLC, page 6:
      Here the narrator bursts into explosion after explosion of thunderous horse-laughter, repeating that nub from time to time through his gaspings and shriekings and suffocatings.

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