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2 dicționare găsite pentru smothering
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smother \Smoth"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smothered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Smothering.] [OE. smotheren; akin to E. smoor. See
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Hence, to repress the action of; to cover from public
        view; to suppress; to conceal; as, to smother one's
        [1913 Webster]

Din dicționarul 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,

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