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  Definition of smother
  1. a stifling cloud of smoke
  2. a confused multitude of things
  3. conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one''s anger"; "strangle a yawn"
  4. envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy"
  5. deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion; "smother fires"
  6. 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"
  7. form an impenetrable cover over; "the butter cream smothered the cake"
Similar Words: clutter, jumble, muddle, mare's nest, welter, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress, surround, put out, asphyxiate, suffocate

 

Hyponyms: rummage

 

Grouped Verbs: suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate

 

Entailments: cover

 

Derivational Morphology: addle, muddle, puddle, scramble, jumble, throw together, confuse, mix up, mingle, clutter, clutter up, stifler, smotherer, suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling, suffocation, asphyxiation, asphyxia

 

Anagrams: thermos

 

 
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