smothering

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

smothering

  1. present participle of smother

Noun[edit]

smothering (plural smotherings)

  1. The act by which someone or something is smothered.
    • 2010, Harry Hill, Livin' the Dreem: A Year in My Life (page 397)
      When he came to, he begged me not to tell the hotel management, as his last two attempted smotherings had ended in failure and he was worried about losing his job.