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Meaning of smother

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a confused multitude of things [syn: {clutter}, {jumble},
           {muddle}, {fuddle}, {mare's nest}, {welter}, {smother}]
      2: a stifling cloud of smoke
      v 1: envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy" [syn:
           {smother}, {surround}]
      2: 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" [syn: {smother}, {asphyxiate}, {suffocate}]
      3: conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger";
         "strangle a yawn" [syn: {smother}, {stifle}, {strangle},
         {muffle}, {repress}]
      4: form an impenetrable cover over; "the butter cream smothered
         the cake"
      5: deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion; "smother
         fires" [syn: {smother}, {put out}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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