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1. smother

verb. ['ˈsmʌðɝ'] envelop completely.

Synonyms

  • surround

Antonyms

  • orient
  • abstain

Etymology

  • smother (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • smothren (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Smother

  • brother
  • another
  • yother
  • suther
  • souther
  • rather
  • nother
  • futher
  • uther

Sentences with smother


1. Verb, base form
Use a spoon to loosen up the inside of the potato and then smother with sour cream.

2. Verb, past tense
You like him and maybe he can’t tell just yet so don’t smother him.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Scale insects are often controlled with horticultural oils, which smother the insects on contact.

4. Noun, singular or mass
Kudzu will grow anywhere in any type of dirt and smother anything in its way.

5. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Either I smother plants with love, or I completely neglect them, Abdallah told Enfield.

6. Adverb
First, smother any irritation and react with nothing but affection and patience.

2. smother

verb. ['ˈsmʌðɝ'] deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing.

Synonyms

  • kill
  • stifle
  • asphyxiate
  • suffocate

Antonyms

  • organic disorder
  • stability
  • reassure
  • empty

Etymology

  • smother (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • smothren (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. smother

verb. ['ˈsmʌðɝ'] conceal or hide.

Synonyms

  • strangle
  • repress
  • subdue
  • conquer
  • muffle
  • suppress
  • stifle
  • inhibit
  • stamp down

Antonyms

  • increase
  • be born
  • free
  • stimulate

Etymology

  • smother (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • smothren (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. smother

verb. ['ˈsmʌðɝ'] deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion.

Synonyms

  • put out
  • extinguish
  • snuff out

Antonyms

  • tidiness
  • disassemble
  • stand still
  • functional disorder

Etymology

  • smother (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • smothren (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. smother

verb. ['ˈsmʌðɝ'] form an impenetrable cover over.

Synonyms

  • spread over

Antonyms

  • unmask
  • artifact

Etymology

  • smother (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • smothren (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. smother

noun. ['ˈsmʌðɝ'] a stifling cloud of smoke.

Synonyms

  • fume

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • be well

Etymology

  • smother (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • smothren (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. smother

noun. ['ˈsmʌðɝ'] a confused multitude of things.

Synonyms

  • disorderliness
  • muddle
  • jumble
  • rummage
  • welter
  • disorder
  • clutter
  • mare's nest

Antonyms

  • order
  • remember
  • stay
  • consume

Etymology

  • smother (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • smothren (Middle English (1100-1500))
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