ofegar

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin officāre, from Latin offōcāre, present active infinitive of offōcō.

Verb[edit]

ofegar (first-person singular present ofego, past participle ofegat)

  1. to suffocate, smother
  2. to drown
  3. to stifle

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin officāre, from Latin offōcāre, present active infinitive of offōcō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: o‧fe‧gar

Verb[edit]

ofegar (first-person singular present indicative ofego, past participle ofegado)

  1. to pant, to puff (to breathe heavily)
    • 1865, José de Alencar, “V”, in As Minas de Prata, volume III:
      Súbito outra revulsão operou-se no espírito de Elvira. As lágrimas espadanaram de seus olhos; e o seio ofegou soluçante.
  2. (figuratively) to yearn, to long

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