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Definition of Smother


  1. That which smothers or causes a sensation of smothering, as smoke, fog, the foam of the sea, a confused multitude of things.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Hence, to repress the action of; to cover from public view; to suppress; to conceal; as, to smother one's displeasure.
  5. To be suffocated or stifled.
  6. To burn slowly, without sufficient air; to smolder.
  7. Stifling smoke; thick dust.
  8. A state of suppression.
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Smother Translations

smother in French is laminer
smother in German is ersticken
smother in Italian is affogare
smother in Spanish is sofocar, humareda