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


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of
            fresh air and presence of heat; "the choking June
            dust"; "the smothering soft voices"; "smothering heat";
            "the room was suffocating--hot and airless" [syn: suffocating,