(noun, verb)


1. a confused multitude of things

Similar word(s): clutter, fuddle, jumble, muddle, welter

Definition categories: state, disorder, disorderliness

2. a stifling cloud of smoke

Definition categories: phenomenon, fume, smoke


1. envelop completely

- smother the meat in gravy

Similar word(s): surround

Definition categories: contact, cover

2. deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing

- Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow

Similar word(s): asphyxiate, suffocate

Definition categories: contact, kill

3. suppress in order to conceal or hide

- smother a yawn

Similar word(s): muffle, repress, stifle, strangle

Definition categories: contact, inhibit, suppress

4. form an impenetrable cover over

- the butter cream smothered the cake

Definition categories: stative, cover

5. deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion

- smother fires

Definition categories: contact, extinguish