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smother

smoth·er

smother

 
 
pronunciation:
smuh thr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: smothered, smothering, smothers
definition 1: to kill by not allowing enough air; suffocate.
In the movie, the bad guy smothers his boss with a pillow.
synonyms:
suffocate
similar words:
choke
definition 2: to put out or extinguish by covering.
We smothered the campfire with moist soil.
antonyms:
kindle
similar words:
extinguish, quench
definition 3: to cover completely and thickly.
Carla smothered her ice cream with chocolate syrup.
similar words:
cover, envelop
definition 4: to hide or cover up.
Gil smothered his tears and tried to smile.
synonyms:
restrain
similar words:
conceal
definition 5: to be overcome or die from lack of air; suffocate.
She smothered in the smoke from the fire.
synonyms:
suffocate
similar words:
choke
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