Suffocating to Suillage
(Suf"fo*ca`ting), a. & n. from Suffocate, v. Suf"fo*ca`ting*ly, adv.
(Suf`fo*ca"tion) n. [L. suffocatio: cf. F. suffocation.] The act of suffocating, or the state of
being suffocated; death caused by smothering or choking.
The term suffocation is sometimes employed synonymously with asphyxia. In the strict medico-legal
sense it signifies asphyxia induced by obstruction of the respiration otherwise than by direct pressure
on the neck (hanging, strangulation) or submersion Quain.
(Suf"fo*ca*tive) a. Tending or able to choke or stifle. "Suffocative catarrhs." Arbuthnot.
(Suf*fos"sion) n. [L. suffossio, from suffodere, suffossum, to dig under; sub under + fodere
to dig.] A digging under; an undermining. [R.] Bp. Hall.
(Suf"fra*gan) a. [F. suffragant, L. suffragans, p. pr. of suffragari to support with one's vote,
to be favorable. See Suffrage.] Assisting; assistant; as, a suffragan bishop.
(Suf"fra*gan) n. [F. suffragant: cf. LL. suffraganeus. See Suffragan, a.]
1. An assistant.
2. (Eccl.) A bishop considered as an assistant, or as subject, to his metropolitan; an assistant bishop.
(Suf"fra*gan*ship), n. The office of a suffragan.
(Suf"fra*gant) a. & n. Suffragan. [Obs.]
(Suf"fra*gate) v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Suffragated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Suffragating.] [L. suffragatus,
p. p. of suffragari. See Suffragan, a.] To vote or vote with. [Obs.] "Suffragating tribes." Dryden.
(Suf"fra*ga`tor) n. [L.] One who assists or favors by his vote. [Obs.]
(Suf"frage) n. [F., fr. L. suffragium; perhaps originally, a broken piece, a potsherd, used in
voting, and fr. sub under + the root of frangere to break. See Break.]
1. A vote given in deciding a controverted question, or in the choice of a man for an office or trust; the
formal expression of an opinion; assent; vote.
I ask your voices and your suffrages.Shak.
2. Testimony; attestation; witness; approval.
Lactantius and St. Austin confirm by their suffrage the observation made by heathen writers.Atterbury.
Every miracle is the suffrage of Heaven to the truth of a doctrine.South.
3. (Eccl.) (a) A short petition, as those after the creed in matins and evensong. (b) A prayer in general,
as one offered for the faithful departed. Shipley.
I firmly believe that there is a purgatory, and that the souls therein detained are helped by the suffrages
of the faithful.Creed of Pope Pius IV.
4. Aid; assistance. [A Latinism] [Obs.]
(Suf"frage), v. t. To vote for; to elect. [Obs.] Milton.