—v.t. 1. to kill by preventing the access of air to the blood through the lungs or analogous organs, as gills; strangle.
2. to impede the respiration of.
3. to discomfort by a lack of fresh or cool air.
4. to overcome or extinguish; suppress.
—v.i. 1. to become suffocated; stifle; smother.
2. to be uncomfortable due to a lack of fresh or cool air.