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synonyms for smothering

  • 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
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antonyms for smothering

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  • allow
  • encourage
  • free
  • help
  • let go
  • loose
  • release
  • disperse
  • scatter
  • start
  • tell
  • light
  • uncover
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How to use smothering in a sentence

At last the lad, only half smothering a heavy sigh, buried his face in his hands and remained in this attitude several moments.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
Mars collapsed to the ground, smothering small fires beneath his bulk.
PAGAN PASSIONSGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
He slept in the woods, freezing by the lonely campfire, or sweltering in the smothering heat of the summer sun.
THE PHANTOM OF THE RIVEREDWARD S. ELLIS
Smothering hydrophobic patients is still spoken of in Somerset as so practised.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 241, JUNE 10, 1854VARIOUS
His eyes closed, and the man who was smothering him with his weight arose to defend himself against an unexpected attack.
THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ARSENE LUPIN, GENTLEMAN-BURGLARMAURICE LEBLANC
Something was going on at Memmert to-day; our men had gone there; here were we, ten miles away, in a smothering, blinding fog.
THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS
Darkness—smothering, thick, absolute darkness—settled over us.
THE WINGED MEN OF ORCONDAVID R. SPARKS
Down came Nancy, like a balloon, nearly smothering the two professors, upon whom she alighted.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S CHUMSBURT L. STANDISH
So many times in a week the trembling smothering longing to do that Murder beats, beats in my thin breast.
I, MARY MACLANEMARY MACLANE
Like a layer of fleecy cotton they appear, smothering the lower mountains and enveloping the volcano's base.
MOUNT RAINIERVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SMOTHERING

  • check
  • constraint
  • control
  • inhibition
  • quelling
  • restraint
  • smothering
  • suppression
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