• Smother Definition & Synonyms

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

Asphyxiate, Clutter, Jumble, Muddle, Muffle, Repress, Stifle, Strangle, Suffocate, Surround, Welter,

• Smothery Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Tending to smother; stifling.

• Smotheringly Definition & Synonyms

  1. (adv.) In a smothering manner.