verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Words nearby smother
Origin of smother
OTHER WORDS FROM smother
Examples from the Web for smothering
“Etouffée” means smothered, which is how this dish should be served: smothering the rice underneath it.
Certainly they would be better off under a reformist government, rather than the smothering absolutism of the oligarchy.
Bagg already had a stifled sensation––a frantic fear of smothering; a wish to breathe deep.Billy Topsail & Company|Norman Duncan
A little glow broke through the smothering blackness which had enshrouded her as she thought of how she could trust Richard.Rebecca's Promise|Frances R. Sterrett
For weeks I experienced the constant sensation of smothering, felt "full" and "stuffed," as the proverbial "stuffed toad" looks.Huts in Hell|Daniel A. Poling
He was choking, smothering—smothering with shame, hopelessness, despair.Garrison's Finish|W. B. M. Ferguson
She sprawled back, resignedly, in her chair, smothering a yawn.Highacres|Jane Abbott