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smother

verb

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1 to be or cause to be killed by lack of breathable air
  • children should never play inside discarded appliances because they could become trapped and smother

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2 to refrain from openly showing or uttering
  • he quickly smothered his inappropriate laughter at the funeral ceremony

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smother

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Synonyms of smother (Entry 2 of 2)

as in smoke, cloud

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The first known use of smother was in the 13th century

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“Smother.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/smother. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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