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English Dictionary: smother by the DICT Development Group
5 results for smother
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a confused multitude of things [syn: clutter, jumble, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smother]
  2. a stifling cloud of smoke
  1. envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy" [syn: smother, 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"
    Synonym(s): smother, asphyxiate, suffocate
  3. conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
    Synonym(s): smother, 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"
    Synonym(s): smother, put out
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smother \Smoth"er\, n.
      That which smothers or causes a sensation of smothering, as
      smoke, fog, the foam of the sea, a confused multitude of
               Then they vanished, swallowed up in the grayness of the
               evening and the smoke and smother of the storm. --The

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smother \Smoth"er\, v. i.
      1. To be suffocated or stifled.
      2. To burn slowly, without sufficient air; to smolder.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smother \Smoth"er\, n. [OE. smorther. See {Smother}, v. t.]
      1. Stifling smoke; thick dust. --Shak.
      2. A state of suppression. [Obs.]
                     Not to keep their suspicions in smother. --Bacon.
      {Smother fly} (Zo[94]l.), an aphid.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Smother \Smoth"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smothered}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Smothering}.] [OE. smotheren; akin to E. smoor. See
      1. 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.
      2. 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.
      3. Hence, to repress the action of; to cover from public
            view; to suppress; to conceal; as, to smother one's
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