- vi. 受阻，受扼制；窒息
- vt. 压制，阻碍；使……窒息
来自拉丁语 suffocare,窒息，扼住咽喉，来自 suf-,在下，fauces,喉咙，词源同 faucet,水龙头。
- suffocate:  To suffocate someone is etymologically to press down their ‘throat’. The word comes from the past participle of Latin suffocāre, a compound verb formed from the prefix sub- ‘under, down’ and faucēs ‘throat’ (source of the English technical term faucal ‘of the throat’ ). The origins of faucēs are not known.
- suffocate (v.)
- early 15c. (transitive), "deprive of air, choke, kill by preventing access of air to the lungs," also figurative, "stifle, smother, extinguish," from Latin suffocatus, past participle of suffocare "to choke" (see suffocation). Intransitive use, "become choked, stifled, or smothered," is from 1702. Related: Suffocated; suffocating.
- 1. The governor's proposals would actually cost millions of jobs and suffocate the economy.
- 2. A " free city " which was not genuinely free would suffocate freedom.
- 一个并不真正自由的 “ 自由城 ” 将使自由受到窒息.
- 3. She felt often she must suffocate.
- 4. Improperly applied, it can suffocate the Bill of Right, turn our democracy into totalitarian state.
- 运用不当, 它就会扼杀权利法案, 把我们的民主政体变成极权主义国家.
- 5. Are you trying to suffocate us with that putrid smell?
- 你是想用那讨厌的气味把我们窒息死 吧 ?
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