smothery
adjective see smother I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Smothery — Smoth er*y, a. Tending to smother; stifling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smothery — /smudh euh ree/, adj. stifling; close: a smothery atmosphere. [1595 1605; SMOTHER + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • smothery — adj. tending to suffocate, tending to smother …   English contemporary dictionary

  • smothery — smoth·ery …   English syllables

  • smothery — adj. tending to smother; stifling …   Useful english dictionary

  • smotheriness — smothˈeriness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑smother * * * ˈsmotheriness [f. smothery a.] The ‘state of being smothery’ (Webster, 1847) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Smoldry — Smol dry, Smouldry Smoul dry, a. Smoldering; suffocating; smothery. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A flaming fire ymixt with smoldry smoke. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smotheriness — Smoth er*i*ness, n. The quality or state of being smothery. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smouldry — Smoldry Smol dry, Smouldry Smoul dry, a. Smoldering; suffocating; smothery. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A flaming fire ymixt with smoldry smoke. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smother — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of smorther, from smoren to smother, from Old English smorian to suffocate; akin to Middle Dutch smoren to suffocate Date: 13th century 1. a. thick stifling smoke or smudge b. a state of being stifled …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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