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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat.

Usage examples (39)
  • Verb (used with object) : to smother a steak with mushrooms. ,to smother feelings. ,smothered chicken and onions
  • Noun : a smother of papers
  • He also recalled smothering Yengeni with a wet bag shortly after his arrest.
  • I'm seeing it a little differently ... rather than "smothering" their voices, I'm hoping they'll just burn themselves out ... for more
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