Definition of Smothered

1. Adjective. Held in check with difficulty. "Suppressed laughter"

Exact synonyms: Stifled, Strangled, Suppressed
Similar to: Inhibited



2. Adjective. Completely covered. "Smothered chicken is chicken cooked in a seasoned gravy"
Similar to: Covered

Definition of Smothered

1. Verb. (past of smother) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Smothered

1. smother [v] - See also: smother

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smothered

smoots
smorat
smorbrod
smorbrods
smore
smored
smores
smorgasbord
smorgasbords
smoring
smorzando
smorzato
smote
smoterlich
smother
smothered (current term)
smotherer
smotherers
smotheriness
smothering
smotheringly
smothers
smothery
smouch
smouched
smouches
smouching
smoulder
smouldered
smoulderer

Literary usage of Smothered

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1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"had, in all probability, been smothered in the mud, for just a little before them, and that at the end of the cleanest way too, was a pit, none knows how ..."

2. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"... on Arthur's countenance 340 Bewildered with surprise, Their smothered mirth again 'gan speak In archly dimpled chin and cheek And laughter-lighted eyes. ..."

3. Life of Matthew Hale Carpenter: A View of the Honors and Achievements That by Frank Abial Flower (1883)
"smothered MEASURES. Carpenter presented several bills to amend the bankrupt laws in the interest of creditors and to prevent fraud. ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"... on second thoughts, that Brasidas was smothered in his case, and the Sophoclean irony extinguished by a tribrach in the fifth foot. ..."

5. Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford by William Cobbett (1908)
"The village of Kingston was smothered in the town of Portsea ; and why ? Because .v ; 1 .^ The dispersion of the wen is the only real difficulty that I see ..."

6. An Ecclesiastical History of Great Britain by Jeremy Collier (1840)
"Angl. p. 354. The earl of Warwick tried, and found guilty. Brady.s Continuat. p. 408. The duke o/.Gloucester smothered at ..."

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