Synonyms of 'smother'
1 extinguishDictionary, put out, stifle
They tried to smother the flames.
2 suffocateDictionary, choke, strangle
He had attempted to smother his sixteen-week-old son.
3 suppressDictionary, stifle, repress
She tried to smother her feelings of panic.
Liz thought of Barry and suppressed a smile.
She makes no attempt to stifle a yawn.
I couldn't repress a sigh of admiration.
I have absolutely nothing to hide, I have done nothing wrong.
Robert could not conceal his relief.
He held a handkerchief over the mouthpiece to muffle his voice.
4 overwhelmDictionary, cover, shower
He smothered her with kisses.
The small Pacific island could be overwhelmed by rising sea levels.
He covered his head with a turban.
He showered her with emeralds and furs.
The church was surrounded by a rusted wrought-iron fence.
Mist shrouded the outline of the palace.
Her office was inundated with requests for tickets.
the thick black cloud of smoke that enveloped the area
She lay on the sofa, cocooned in blankets.
5 stifleDictionary, suppress, hold in
trying to smother our giggles
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When you choke or when something chokes you, you cannot breathe properly or get enough air into your lungs.
Dense smoke swirled and billowed, its fumes choking her.
Thesaurus for smother from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you smother a fire, you cover it with something in order to put it out.