verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Example sentences 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