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  Words related to smother

Related / Similar Words: clutter, jumble, muddle, mare's nest, welter, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress, surround, put out, asphyxiate, suffocate

 

Definition:
  • a stifling cloud of smoke;
  • a confused multitude of things;
  • conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one''s anger"; "strangle a yawn";
  • envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy";
  • deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion; "smother fires";
  • 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";
  • form an impenetrable cover over; "the butter cream smothered the cake";

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    Hyponyms: rummage

     

    Grouped Verbs: suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate

     

    Entailments: cover

     

    Derivational Morphology: addle, muddle, puddle, scramble, jumble, throw together, confuse, mix up, mingle, clutter, clutter up, stifler, smotherer, suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling, suffocation, asphyxiation, asphyxia

     

    Anagrams: thermos

     

     
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