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smother

smother - Dictionary definition and meaning for word smother

Definition
(noun) a confused multitude of things
Synonyms : clutter , fuddle , jumble , mare's nest , muddle , welter

Definition
(noun) a stifling cloud of smoke
Definition
(verb) envelop completely
Synonyms : surround
Example Sentence
  • smother the meat in gravy

Definition
(verb) deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
Synonyms : asphyxiate , suffocate
Example Sentence
  • Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow
  • The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor

Definition
(verb) conceal or hide
Synonyms : muffle , repress , stifle , strangle
Example Sentence
  • smother a yawn
  • muffle one's anger
  • strangle a yawn

Definition
(verb) form an impenetrable cover over
Example Sentence
  • the butter cream smothered the cake

Definition
(verb) deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion
Synonyms : put out
Example Sentence
  • smother fires

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for smother

smother : prevent the growth of something. smother = step + mother. Step mother does the same things to her children (no offence)
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by cp.jethani

SMOke+boTHERED..U r bothered because of SMOKE Feeling suffocated..!!
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by jammy4u

They "smothered" the wall to make it look "smoother".
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by prksandeep

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