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Overview of noun smother

The noun smother has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. clutter, jumble, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smother

(a confused multitude of things)

2. smother

(a stifling cloud of smoke)


Overview of verb smother

The verb smother has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (2) smother, surround

(envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy")

2. (1) smother, asphyxiate, suffocate

(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")

3. (1) smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress

(conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn")

4. smother

(form an impenetrable cover over; "the butter cream smothered the cake")

5. smother, put out

(deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion; "smother fires")

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