Smother



verb (used with object)
1.
to stifle or suffocate, as by smoke or other means of preventing free breathing.
2.
to extinguish or deaden (fire, coals, etc.) by covering so as to exclude air.
3.
to cover closely or thickly; envelop:
to smother a steak with mushrooms.
4.
to suppress or repress:
to smother feelings.
5.
Cookery. to steam (food) slowly in a heavy, tightly closed vessel with a minimum of liquid:
smothered chicken and onions.
verb (used without object)
6.
to become stifled or suffocated; be prevented from breathing.
7.
to be stifled; be suppressed or concealed.
noun
8.
dense, stifling smoke.
9.
a smoking or smoldering state, as of burning matter.
10.
dust, fog, spray, etc., in a dense or enveloping cloud.
11.
an overspreading profusion of anything:
a smother of papers.
verb
1.
to suffocate or stifle by cutting off or being cut off from the air
2.
(transitive) to surround (with) or envelop (in): he smothered her with love
3.
(transitive) to extinguish (a fire) by covering so as to cut it off from the air
4.
to be or cause to be suppressed or stifled: smother a giggle
5.
(transitive) to cook or serve (food) thickly covered with sauce, etc
noun
6.
anything, such as a cloud of smoke, that stifles
7.
a profusion or turmoil
8.
(archaic) a state of smouldering or a smouldering fire

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