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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)

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

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

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