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.

2. Testimony; attestation; witness; approval.

Lactantius and St. Austin confirm by their suffrage the observation made by heathen writers.

Every miracle is the suffrage of Heaven to the truth of a doctrine.

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.

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