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suffocating / sofocante
suffocating   [ˈsʌfəkeɪtɪŋ]   -adjective
1. (=choking)   [heat]   sofocante,   agobiante   [fumes, smell]   asfixiante
·the suffocating [heat] of the day
·el calor sofocante or agobiante del día
·it'noun suffocating in here
·hace un calor sofocante or agobiante aquí dentro
2. (=oppressive)   [atmosphere, life, relationship]   agobiante   [regime]   opresivo
·the suffocating [atmosphere] of life in the country
·el ambiente agobiante de la vida en el campo
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