soffocare

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From Latin suffōcō (I choke, stifle, strangle, suffocate).

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soffocare

  1. (transitive) to suffocate, stifle, choke, smother
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to choke back, choke down, suppress, silence, hush up, cover up, scotch
  3. (intransitive) to choke, suffocate, be stifled

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