Smother

Smoth"er

, n. [OE. smorther. See Smother, v. t.] 1. Stifling smoke; thick dust. Shak.
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2. A state of suppression. [Obs.]
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Not to keep their suspicions in smother.
Bacon.
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3. That which smothers or causes a sensation of smothering, as smoke, fog, the foam of the sea, a confused multitude of things.

Then they vanished, swallowed up in the grayness of the evening and the smoke and smother of the storm.
The Century.
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Smother fly (Zol.), an aphid.
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