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smothering

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  • verbextinguish; cover, hide
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Synonyms for smothering

verb extinguish; cover, hide
  • choke
  • douse
  • envelop
  • overwhelm
  • quash
  • quell
  • snuff
  • squelch
  • stifle
  • strangle
  • suffocate
  • suppress
  • surround
  • asphyxiate
  • collect
  • compose
  • conceal
  • control
  • cool
  • cork
  • heap
  • inundate
  • kill
  • muffle
  • quench
  • rein
  • repress
  • restrain
  • shower
  • shroud
  • throttle
  • hush up
  • keep back
  • simmer down
  • stamp out

Antonyms for smothering

  • allow
  • encourage
  • free
  • help
  • let go
  • loose
  • release
  • disperse
  • scatter
  • start
  • tell
  • light
  • uncover
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tight

adjective. sealed
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.