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smother

noun (n)

  • a confused multitude of things (noun.state)
    source: wordnet30
  • a stifling cloud of smoke (noun.phenomenon)
    source: wordnet30
  • Stifling smoke; thick dust. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • That which smothers or causes a sensation of smothering, as smoke, fog, the foam of the sea, a confused multitude of things. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • envelop completely (verb.contact)
    Synonym: surround
    Example:
    Smother the meat in gravy.
    source: wordnet30
  • deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow.
    source: wordnet30
  • conceal or hide (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Smother a yawn.
    source: wordnet30
  • form an impenetrable cover over (verb.stative)
    Example:
    The butter cream smothered the cake.
    source: wordnet30
  • deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion (verb.contact)
    Synonym: put out
    Example:
    Smother fires.
    source: wordnet30
  • To destroy the life of by suffocation; to deprive of the air necessary for life; to cover up closely so as to prevent breathing; to suffocate; as, to smother a child. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be suffocated or stifled. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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