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  1. smothered, stifled, strangled, suppressed(adj)

    held in check with difficulty

    "a smothered cough"; "a stifled yawn"; "a strangled scream"; "suppressed laughter"

    Synonyms:
    suppressed, stifled, strangled

    Antonyms:
    bare, uninhibited

  2. smothered(adj)

    completely covered

    "bonnets smothered with flowers"; "smothered chicken is chicken cooked in a seasoned gravy"

    Synonyms:
    suppressed, stifled, strangled

    Antonyms:
    uninhibited, bare

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How to use smothered in a sentence?

  1. Sankara:

    The spirit is smothered, as it were, by ignorance, but so soon as ignorance is destroyed, spirit shine forth, like the sun when released from clouds.

  2. Edith Sitwell:

    The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.

  3. Bruce Thomson:

    These organisms are adapted to live in fast-moving streams with sand and gravel bottoms, and now we’re covering most of that sand and gravel with light, fluffy sludge, it’ll plug up the pours and the organisms will be smothered. They need the sand and gravel to provide nutrients and oxygen.

  4. Eldridge Cleaver:

    The white youth of today have begun to react to the fact that the American Way of Life is a fossil of history. What do they care if their old baldheaded and crew-cut elders don't dig their caveman mops? They couldn't care less about the old, stiff-assed honkies who don't like their new dances: Frog, Monkey, Jerk, Swim, Watusi. All they know is that it feels good to swing to way-out body-rhythms instead of dragging across the dance floor like zombies to the dead beat of mind-smothered Mickey Mouse music.

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