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EtymologyEdit

smother +‎ -y

AdjectiveEdit

smothery (comparative more smothery, superlative most smothery)

  1. Tending to smother; stifling.
    • Robert Browning
      But what means this? The downy swathes combine,
      Conglobe, the smothery coy-caressing stuff
      Curdles about her!

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.