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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")

Overview of adj smothering

The adj smothering has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) smothering, suffocating, suffocative

(causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat; "the choking June dust"; "the smothering soft voices"; "smothering heat"; "the room was suffocating © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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