noun a confused multitude of things
welter; muddle; clutter; mare's nest; fuddle; jumble.
noun a stifling cloud of smoke
verb envelop completely
- smother the meat in gravy
verb 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
verb conceal or hide
muffle; strangle; stifle; repress.
- smother a yawn
- muffle one's anger
- strangle a yawn
verb form an impenetrable cover over
- the butter cream smothered the cake
verb deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion
Smoth"er transitive verb
; akin to E. smoor
. See Smoor
imperfect & past participle Smothered ; present participle & verbal noun Smothering
- 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.
- To affect as by suffocation; to stife; to deprive of air by a thick covering, as of ashes, of smoke, or the like; as, to smother a fire.
- Hence, to repress the action of; to cover from public view; to suppress; to conceal; as, to smother one's displeasure.
Smoth"er intransitive verb
- To be suffocated or stifled.
- To burn slowly, without sufficient air; to smolder.
. See Smother
, v. t.
- Stifling smoke; thick dust.
- A state of suppression. Obs.
Not to keep their suspicions in smother.
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