Student Dictionary

One entry found for smother.
Main Entry: smoth·er
Pronunciation: primarystresssmschwath-schwar
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): smoth·ered; smoth·er·ing /-(schwa-)rieng/
1 : to be overcome or killed through lack of air
2 : to overcome or kill by depriving of air or exposing to smoke or fumes
3 a : to prevent the development or actions of <smother a child with too much care> b : to cover up : SUPPRESS <smother a yawn> c : to cover thickly <steak smothered with mushrooms>

Pronunciation Symbols