Synonyms for smother

Synonyms for (noun) smother

Synonyms: smother

Definition: a stifling cloud of smoke

Similar words: smoke, fume

Definition: a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas


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

Definition: a confused multitude of things

Similar words: disorder, disorderliness

Definition: a condition in which things are not in their expected places

Usage: the files are in complete disorder

Synonyms for (verb) smother

Synonyms: repress, smother, stifle, strangle, muffle

Definition: conceal or hide

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

Similar words: inhibit, curb, conquer, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Definition: to put down by force or authority

Usage: suppress a nascent uprising; stamp down on littering; conquer one's desires


Synonyms: surround, smother

Definition: envelop completely

Usage: smother the meat in gravy

Similar words: cover

Definition: provide with a covering or cause to be covered

Usage: cover her face with a handkerchief; cover the child with a blanket; cover the grave with flowers


Synonyms: smother, put out

Definition: deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion

Usage: smother fires

Similar words: snuff out, extinguish

Definition: put an end to; kill

Usage: The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: kill

Definition: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

Usage: This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank; The farmer killed a pig for the holidays


Synonyms: smother

Definition: form an impenetrable cover over

Usage: the butter cream smothered the cake

Similar words: cover, spread over

Definition: form a cover over

Usage: The grass covered the grave