suffocative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

suffocate +‎ -ive

Adjective[edit]

suffocative (comparative more suffocative, superlative most suffocative)

  1. Tending or able to choke or stifle.
    • (Can we date this quote by Arbuthnot and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      suffocative catarrhs

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for suffocative in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)