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SMOTHERING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does smothering mean? 

SMOTHERING (adjective)
  The adjective SMOTHERING has 1 sense:

1. causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat

  Familiarity information: SMOTHERING used as an adjective is very rare.


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SMOTHERING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat

Synonyms:

smothering; suffocating; suffocative

Context examples:

the choking June dust / the smothering soft voices / smothering heat / the room was suffocating--hot and airless

Similar:

breathless; dyspneal; dyspneic; dyspnoeal; dyspnoeic (not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty)


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