Definitions for smotherˈsmʌð ər

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word smother

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clutter, jumble, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smother(noun)

    a confused multitude of things

  2. smother(verb)

    a stifling cloud of smoke

  3. smother, surround(verb)

    envelop completely

    "smother the meat in gravy"

  4. smother, asphyxiate, suffocate(verb)

    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"

  5. smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress(verb)

    conceal or hide

    "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"

  6. smother(verb)

    form an impenetrable cover over

    "the butter cream smothered the cake"

  7. smother, put out(verb)

    deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion

    "smother fires"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smother(verb)

    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. Smother(verb)

    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. Smother(verb)

    hence, to repress the action of; to cover from public view; to suppress; to conceal; as, to smother one's displeasure

  4. Smother(verb)

    to be suffocated or stifled

  5. Smother(verb)

    to burn slowly, without sufficient air; to smolder

  6. Smother(verb)

    stifling smoke; thick dust

  7. Smother(verb)

    a state of suppression

  8. Origin: [OE. smotheren; akin to E. smoor. See Smoor.]

Anagrams of smother »

  1. Mothers

  2. Thermos


Translations for smother

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • asfixiarCatalan, Valencian
  • ersticken, dämpfen, unterdrückenGerman
  • πνίγομαι, καταπνίγω, πνίγωGreek
  • reprimir, apagar, sofocarSpanish
  • tukahtua, tukehtua, tukehduttaa, tukahduttaa, kyteäFinnish
  • étoufferFrench
  • megfojtHungarian
  • ridurre, spegnere, rallentare, soffocare, colmare, reprimere, ricoprire, nascondere, estinguere, affogare, asfissiareItalian
  • tāmi, tātāmi, tāmouMāori
  • stikken, temperen, uitdovenDutch
  • przydusić, dusić, udusić, zdusićPolish
  • задушить, тушить, задохнуться, тлеть, задыхаться, душить, потушитьRussian
  • kvävas, dämpa, kvävaSwedish

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