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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 smoth·er /ˈsmʌðɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Smoth·er v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smothered p. pr. & vb. n. Smothering.]
 1. To destroy the life of by suffocation; to deprive of the air necessary for life; to cover up closely so as to prevent breathing; to suffocate; as, to smother a child.
 2. To affect as by suffocation; to stife; to deprive of air by a thick covering, as of ashes, of smoke, or the like; as, to smother a fire.
 3. Hence, to repress the action of; to cover from public view; to suppress; to conceal; as, to smother one's displeasure.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Smoth·er, v. i.
 1. To be suffocated or stifled.
 2. To burn slowly, without sufficient air; to smolder.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Smoth·er, n.
 1. Stifling smoke; thick dust.
 2. A state of suppression. [Obs.]
    Not to keep their suspicions in smother.   --Bacon.
 3. That which smothers or causes a sensation of smothering, as smoke, fog, the foam of the sea, a confused multitude of things.
    Then they vanished, swallowed up in the grayness of the evening and the smoke and smother of the storm.    --The Century.
 Smother fly Zool., an aphid.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a confused multitude of things [syn: clutter, jumble, muddle,
            mare's nest, welter]
      2: a stifling cloud of smoke
      v 1: envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy" [syn: surround]
      2: deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello
         smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated
         herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on
         the floor" [syn: asphyxiate, suffocate]
      3: conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger";
         "strangle a yawn" [syn: stifle, strangle, muffle, repress]
      4: form an impenetrable cover over; "the butter cream smothered
         the cake"
      5: deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion; "smother
         fires" [syn: put out]