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Definition of 'smother'

Noun

  1. a confused multitude of things
       Synonyms: clutter jumble muddle fuddle mare's nest welter
  2. a stifling cloud of smoke

Verb

  1. envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy"
       Synonyms: surround
  2. deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"
       Synonyms: asphyxiate suffocate
  3. conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
       Synonyms: stifle strangle muffle repress
  4. form an impenetrable cover over; "the butter cream smothered the cake"
  5. deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion; "smother fires"
       Synonyms: put out


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