Definitions for smother

Definitions for (noun) smother

Main entry: smother

Definition: a stifling cloud of smoke

Main entry: jumble, mare's nest, welter, smother, clutter, muddle, fuddle

Definition: a confused multitude of things

Definitions for (verb) smother

Main entry: repress, smother, stifle, strangle, muffle

Definition: conceal or hide

Usage: smother a yawn; muffle one's anger; strangle a yawn

Main entry: surround, smother

Definition: envelop completely

Usage: smother the meat in gravy

Main entry: smother, put out

Definition: deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion

Usage: smother fires

Main entry: smother, asphyxiate, suffocate

Definition: deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing

Usage: Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow; The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor

Main entry: smother

Definition: form an impenetrable cover over

Usage: the butter cream smothered the cake

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