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Detailed Translations for suffocate from English to French


to suffocate verbe (suffocates, suffocated, suffocating)

  1. to suffocate (asphyxiate)
    suffoquer; étouffer; asphyxier
    • suffoquer verbe (suffoque, suffoques, suffoquons, suffoquez, )
    • étouffer verbe (étouffe, étouffes, étouffons, étouffez, )
    • asphyxier verbe (asphyxie, asphyxies, asphyxions, asphyxiez, )

Conjugations for suffocate:

  1. suffocate
  2. suffocate
  3. suffocates
  4. suffocate
  5. suffocate
  6. suffocate
simple past
  1. suffocated
  2. suffocated
  3. suffocated
  4. suffocated
  5. suffocated
  6. suffocated
present perfect
  1. have suffocated
  2. have suffocated
  3. has suffocated
  4. have suffocated
  5. have suffocated
  6. have suffocated
past continuous
  1. was suffocating
  2. were suffocating
  3. was suffocating
  4. were suffocating
  5. were suffocating
  6. were suffocating
  1. shall suffocate
  2. will suffocate
  3. will suffocate
  4. shall suffocate
  5. will suffocate
  6. will suffocate
continuous present
  1. am suffocating
  2. are suffocating
  3. is suffocating
  4. are suffocating
  5. are suffocating
  6. are suffocating
  1. be suffocated
  2. be suffocated
  3. be suffocated
  4. be suffocated
  5. be suffocated
  6. be suffocated
  1. suffocate!
  2. let's suffocate!
  3. suffocated
  4. suffocating
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for suffocate:

VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
asphyxier asphyxiate; suffocate suffocate someone
suffoquer asphyxiate; suffocate suffocate someone
étouffer asphyxiate; suffocate extinguish; gag; moderate; mute; oppress; put out; restrain; stew; suppress; truss up
- asphyxiate; choke; gag; smother; stifle; strangle
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- choke

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Synonyms for "suffocate":

Related Definitions for "suffocate":

  1. struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake1
  2. feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air1
    • The room was hot and stuffy and we were suffocating1
  3. be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen1
    • The child suffocated under the pillow1
  4. suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of1
    • His job suffocated him1
  5. become stultified, suppressed, or stifled1
    • He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village1
  6. impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of1
    • The foul air was slowly suffocating the children1
  7. deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing1
    • The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor1

Wiktionary Translations for suffocate:

  1. (intransitive) to suffer from severely reduced oxygen intake to the body
  2. (intransitive) to die due to insufficient oxygen supply to the body
  3. (transitive) to cause someone to suffer severely reduced oxygen supply to his body
  1. étouffer, faire perdre la respiration ou rendre la respiration difficile; il se dit ordinairement du manque de respiration qui arriver par quelque cause intérieure ou par l’effet de quelque vapeur nuisible.
  2. Faire mourir en arrêter la respiration.

Cross Translation:
suffocate étouffer verstikken — doen stikken
suffocate étrangler würgen — jemandem die Kehle zudrücken

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