smother
noun.
a confused multitude of things
noun.
a stifling cloud of smoke
verb.
envelop completely
smother the meat in gravy
Synonym: surround
verb.
deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow|The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor
verb.
suppress in order to conceal or hide
smother a yawn|muffle one's anger|strangle a laugh|repress a cry of fear
verb.
form an impenetrable cover over
the butter cream smothered the cake
verb.
deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion
smother fires
Synonym: put out