1. smothering

adjective. ['ˈsmʌðɝɪŋ'] causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat.


  • dyspnoeic
  • suffocative
  • dyspnoeal
  • dyspneic
  • suffocating
  • breathless


  • ventilated
  • alive
  • unexciting
  • eupnoea

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Rhymes with Smothering

  • wuthering

Sentences with smothering

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Only use 1/2 inch of top-dressing at once to avoid crushing and smothering the grass.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Throw away the plastic packaging immediately as this may be a smothering or choking hazard for children.