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Verb: smother  smú-dhu(r)
  1. Envelop completely
    "smother the meat in gravy";
    - surround
  2. Deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
    "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow";
    - asphyxiate, suffocate
  3. Suppress in order to conceal or hide
    "smother a yawn";
    - 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";
    - put out
Noun: smother  smú-dhu(r)
  1. A confused multitude of things
    - clutter, jumble, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, scramble
  2. A stifling cloud of smoke

Derived forms: smothered, smothers, smothering

Type of: bottle up, cover, disorder, disorderliness, extinguish, fume, inhibit, kill, smoke, snuff out, spread over, suppress

Encyclopedia: Smother