verb (used with object)
to stifle or suffocate, as by smoke or other means of preventing free breathing.
to extinguish or deaden (fire, coals, etc.) by covering so as to exclude air.
to cover closely or thickly; envelop:
to smother a steak with mushrooms.
to suppress or repress:
to smother feelings.
Cookery. to steam (food) slowly in a heavy, tightly closed vessel with a minimum of liquid:
smothered chicken and onions.
verb (used without object)
to become stifled or suffocated; be prevented from breathing.
to be stifled; be suppressed or concealed.
dense, stifling smoke.
a smoking or smoldering state, as of burning matter.
dust, fog, spray, etc., in a dense or enveloping cloud.
an overspreading profusion of anything:
a smother of papers.
to suffocate or stifle by cutting off or being cut off from the air
(transitive) to surround (with) or envelop (in): he smothered her with love
(transitive) to extinguish (a fire) by covering so as to cut it off from the air
to be or cause to be suppressed or stifled: smother a giggle
(transitive) to cook or serve (food) thickly covered with sauce, etc
anything, such as a cloud of smoke, that stifles
a profusion or turmoil
(archaic) a state of smouldering or a smouldering fire
adjective 1. stifling; close: a smothery atmosphere.
verb (used without object), noun 1. smolder. verb (used without object) 1. to burn without flame; undergo slow or suppressed combustion. 2. to exist or continue in a suppressed state or without outward demonstration: Hatred smoldered beneath a polite surface. 3. to display repressed feelings, as of indignation, anger, or the like: to smolder with […]
noun (Scot) 1. a variant of smolt 2. a child or undersized person
abbreviation 1. statutory maternity pay 1. Symbol Manipulation Program. 2. symmetric multiprocessing. (1995-03-19) SMP symmetric multiprocessing