(Suf"fix) n. [L. suffixus, p. p. of suffigere to fasten on, to affix; sub under + figere to fix: cf. F.
suffixe. See Fix.]
1. A letter, letters, syllable, or syllables added or appended to the end of a word or a root to modify the
meaning; a postfix.
2. (Math.) A subscript mark, number, or letter. See Subscript, a.
(Suf*fix") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suffixed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Suffixing.] To add or annex to the end,
as a letter or syllable to a word; to append.
(Suf*fix"ion) n. The act of suffixing, or the state of being suffixed.
(Suf*fix"ment) n. Suffixion. [R.] Earle.
(Suf*flam"i*nate) v. t. [L. sufflaminatus, p. p. of sufflaminare to hold back by a clog,
from sufflamen a clog.]
1. To retard the motion of, as a carriage, by preventing one or more of its wheels from revolving, either
by means of a chain or otherwise. [Obs.]
2. Hence, to stop; to impede. [Obs.] Barrow.
(Suf*flate") v. t. [L. sufflatus, p. p. of sufflare to blow up, inflate; sub under + flare to blow.]
To blow up; to inflate; to inspire. [R.] T. Ward.
(Suf*fla"tion) n. [L. sufflatio.] The act of blowing up or inflating. [R.] Coles.
(Suf"fo*cate) a. [L. suffocatus, p. p. of suffocare to choke; sub under + fauces the throat.
Cf. Faucal.] Suffocated; choked. Shak.
(Suf"fo*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suffocated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Suffocating.]
1. To choke or kill by stopping respiration; to stifle; to smother.
Let not hemp his windpipe suffocate.Shak.
2. To destroy; to extinguish; as, to suffocate fire.
(Suf"fo*cate), v. i. To become choked, stifled, or smothered. "A swelling discontent is apt to
suffocate and strangle without passage." collier.