e-tutor.com - Online tutoring, learning, and homeschooling resources      Home    Enroll    Tour    Contact Us    Graphing Calculator         Dictionary Home    Index    About   

Definition of 'smother'

You searched for smothers


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


  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

Get this dictionary without ads as part of the e-Tutor Virtual Learning Program.