suffocatingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

suffocating +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

suffocatingly (comparative more suffocatingly, superlative most suffocatingly)

  1. In a suffocating manner, or to a degree that suffocates
    The hall was suffocatingly crowded.
    • 1962 April, Cecil J. Allen, “Locomotive Running Past and Present”, in Modern Railways, page 246:
      [...] then, after about ½-mile of level through Pilning the climb is resumed at 1 in 100 for another three miles, including over a mile through a suffocatingly smoky single line tunnel (the down line being on a different and steeper location) to Patchway station.