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Dictionary definition for: Smother

1. (n) a confused multitude of things

2. (v) envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy"

3. (n) a stifling cloud of smoke

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

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

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

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