smother

phonetic symbol: / smʌ́ðɚ / 

smother - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a stifling cloud of smoke

[ noun ]
■ a confused multitude of things
clutter , fuddle , jumble , mare's nest , muddle , welter

[ verb ]
■ conceal or hide
e.g.)
・smother a yawn
muffle , repress , stifle , strangle

[ verb ]
■ envelop completely
e.g.)
・smother the meat in gravy
surround

[ verb ]
■ deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion
e.g.)
・smother fires
put out

[ verb ]
■ deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
e.g.)
・Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow
asphyxiate , suffocate

[ verb ]
■ form an impenetrable cover over
e.g.)
・the butter cream smothered the cake

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