Student Thesaurus

One entry found for smother.
Entry Word: smother
Function: verb
Text: 1 to be or cause to be killed by lack of breathable air <you should never play inside discarded appliances because you could become trapped and smother>
Synonyms choke, stifle, strangle, suffocate
Related Words garrote (or garotte), throttle; asphyxiate; drown
Near Antonyms breathe, exhale, expire, inhale, inspire
2 to refrain from openly showing or uttering <he quickly smothered his inappropriate laughter at the ceremony> -- see SUPPRESS 2