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See definition of smothered on Dictionary.com
  • adj.extinguished
  • adj.strangled
  • adj.suppressed

synonyms for smothered

  • consumed
  • drenched
  • drowned
  • put out
  • breathless
  • choked
  • suffocated
  • asphyxiated
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How to use smothered in a sentence

With a tremendous effort, he controlled himself and smothered the rising fires that struggled towards speech and action.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
She therefore yielded enchantingly when he enveloped her, smothered her, stormed her lips, and even pulled her hair.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
It is like the eating of a smothered fire into rotten timber in that it is noiseless and without haste.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
His voice broke from the smothered conference tone and the school heard it and tittered.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
The slush fairly smothered or blanketed the shell but I was wetted through and was stung up properly with small gravel.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
The journey back was safely made and Leon, in spite of his bandaged head and wounded arm, was nearly smothered with kisses.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Coming to the map of Europe, he smothered Russia with kisses and spat on all the rest of the world.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
The Esperanza was still smothered, and a stab of pity went through Joe's heart as he saw his shipmate wallowing.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
But he supposed the greatness of Sen. Montezuma's gratitude was such, that it smothered the expression.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
The young mother nervously clutched the child to her breast and smothered him with kisses.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
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WORDS RELATED TO SMOTHERED

  • bottled-up
  • bridled
  • checked
  • constrained
  • curbed
  • held in check
  • held-back
  • inhibited
  • repressed
  • restrained
  • restricted
  • smothered
  • stifled
  • suppressed
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