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Another word for smother

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Verb
  1. To stop the breathing of

      1. To become or feel oppressed; be stifled.
      2. To be unable to develop properly as because of a repressive or dulling environment
      3. To be unable to breathe freely; choke; stifle; smother
      1. To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
      2. To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
      3. To kill by preventing respiration; smother or suffocate.
      1. To fail to perform effectively because of nervous agitation or tension, especially in an athletic contest:
      2. To prevent from breathing by blocking the windpipe; suffocate; smother; stifle; often, specif., to prevent from breathing by squeezing the throat of; strangle
      3. To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.
      1. To undergo asphyxia; suffocate.
      2. To cause asphyxia in; smother.
      3. To suffocate
    See also:

    breath

  2. To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check

      1. To lessen the speed of (an engine, vehicle, etc.) by this or similar means; slow (down)
      2. To suppress:
      3. To stop the utterance or action of; censor or suppress
      1. To put down by force; subdue; quell; crush
      2. To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system or a gene.
      3. To restrain the growth, activity, or release of:
      1. To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
      2. To kill by squeezing the throat as with the hands, a noose, etc., so as to shut off the breath; throttle; choke
      3. To suppress, repress, or stifle:
      1. To kill by preventing respiration; smother or suffocate.
      2. To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
      3. To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
      1. (Archaic) To crush by trampling.
      2. To produce a splashing, squishing, or sucking sound, as when walking through ooze.
      3. To suppress or silence completely and with a crushing effect
      1. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
      2. To hold back or prevent by an act of volition:
      3. To put down or subdue by force:
      1. To cool (hot steel, etc.) suddenly by plunging into water, oil, or the like
      2. To put out (a fire, for example); extinguish.
      3. To overcome; subdue; suppress
      1. To deaden (a sound), as by wrapping
      2. To wrap or cover in order to deaden or prevent sound
      3. To repress; stifle.
      1. To be or become silent or still.
      2. To stop making noise; be or become quiet or silent
      3. To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of. Often used with up :
      1. (Idiomatic) To continue, to hold and to manage well.
      2. (Idiomatic) To restrain; to check.
      1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
      2. (Idiomatic) to contain; stop
      1. To prevent or limit speech in (a legislative body)
      2. To experience a regurgitative spasm in the throat, as from revulsion to a food or smell or in reflexive response to an introduced object.
      3. (Mech.) To choke or stop up (a valve, etc.)
      1. To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.
      2. To become strained with emotion
      3. (Informal) To be unable to perform efficiently, as in a sporting event, because of tension, strong emotion, etc.
      1. To avoid; disregard:
      2. To get rid of quietly; evade or suppress, as a parliamentary bill, discussion, etc.
      3. (Obs.) To murder by suffocating so as to leave the body unmarked and fit to be sold for dissection
    See also:

    restraint

Another word for smother

Verb
      1. To inhibit the expression of:
      2. To inhibit the expression of (a gene):
      3. To restrain the growth, activity, or release of:
      1. To be unable to breathe freely; choke; stifle; smother
      2. To suppress the development, imagination, or creativity of; stifle:
      3. To be unable to develop properly as because of a repressive or dulling environment
      1. To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
      2. To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
      3. To kill by preventing respiration; smother or suffocate.
    See also:

    extinguish

    choke