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Definition of Smother

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.

Smother Quotations

Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.
Henry David Thoreau

Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
Leo Buscaglia

When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it.
Lewis B. Smedes

It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all.
Betty Friedan

Government is operated by deeply embedded, hopelessly entangled bureaus where nothing is accomplished because the function of the bureau is to intercept every living idea and smother it.
Gerry Spence
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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

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