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Meaning of SMOTHER

Pronunciation:  'smudhur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a stifling cloud of smoke
  2. [n]  a confused multitude of things
  3. [v]  conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
  4. [v]  envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy"
  5. [v]  deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion; "smother fires"
  6. [v]  deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"
  7. [v]  form an impenetrable cover over; "the butter cream smothered the cake"

SMOTHER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: asphyxiate, clutter, jumble, mare's nest, muddle, muffle, put out, repress, stifle, strangle, suffocate, surround, welter
 See Also: conquer, cover, cover, curb, disorder, disorderliness, extinguish, fume, inhibit, kill, rummage, smoke, snuff out, spread over, stamp down, subdue, suppress



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Smoth"er\, n.
    That which smothers or causes a sensation of smothering, as
    smoke, fog, the foam of the sea, a confused multitude of
          Then they vanished, swallowed up in the grayness of the
          evening and the smoke and smother of the storm. --The
  2. \Smoth"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smothered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Smothering}.] [OE. smotheren; akin to E. smoor. See
    1. To destroy the life of by suffocation; to deprive of the
       air necessary for life; to cover up closely so as to
       prevent breathing; to suffocate; as, to smother a child.
    2. To affect as by suffocation; to stife; to deprive of air
       by a thick covering, as of ashes, of smoke, or the like;
       as, to smother a fire.
    3. Hence, to repress the action of; to cover from public
       view; to suppress; to conceal; as, to smother one's
  3. \Smoth"er\, v. i.
    1. To be suffocated or stifled.
    2. To burn slowly, without sufficient air; to smolder.
  4. \Smoth"er\, n. [OE. smorther. See {Smother}, v. t.]
    1. Stifling smoke; thick dust. --Shak.
    2. A state of suppression. [Obs.]
             Not to keep their suspicions in smother. --Bacon.
    {Smother fly} (Zo["o]l.), an aphid.