soffocare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sof.foˈka.re/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: sof‧fo‧cà‧re

Verb[edit]

soffocàre (first-person singular present sòffoco, first-person singular past historic soffocài, past participle soffocàto, auxiliary (transitive) avére or (intransitive) èssere)

  1. (transitive) to suffocate, stifle, choke, smother
    Synonym: spegnere
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to choke back, choke down, suppress, silence, hush up, cover up, scotch
    Synonyms: reprimere, zittire, mettere a tacere
  3. (intransitive) to choke, suffocate, be stifled [auxiliary essere]

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