Textual thesaurus for "smother"

(noun) jumble, mare's nest, welter, clutter, muddle, fuddle

a confused multitude of things

(verb) repress, stifle, strangle, muffle

conceal or hide

smother a yawn; muffle one's anger; strangle a yawn

(verb) surround

envelop completely

smother the meat in gravy

(verb) put out

deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion

smother fires

(verb) asphyxiate, suffocate

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