smother

(redirected from smothering)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
References in periodicals archive ?
The term 'Burking' is derived from notorious criminal 'Burke', who with his accomplice 'Hare', killed old people by a combination of smothering and traumatic asphyxia, and sold the bodies to the medical school in Edinburgh.
Geddes was accused of smothering Mr McKay, 48, with a pillow at the victim's home in Inverness after faking his will.
Historically, the sudden death of an apparently healthy baby during nighttime sleep would have been rationalized as accidental smothering or overlaying.
She is being held without bail after being charged in court Tuesday for allegedly smothering her son, Khyle, with a brown teddy bear found in his crib Sunday.
Eleven-week-old Christopher was said to have been killed by smothering in 1996 and Harry, aged eight weeks, smothered or shaken to death in 1998.
Simkin says more public education about these longer-term dangers of eruptions and increased attention to lava and smothering gases such as carbon dioxide could help stem risks to growing populations near volcanoes.
Smothering the fire may be attempted by either closing the dampers to shut off the air flow through the system or by flooding the system with carbon dioxide ([CO.
Explosions and implosions canal outward and into the night, smothering and applauding the screams they produce.
Weed smothering cover crops have been used in crop rotations for centuries.
Jonas Hankin QC, prosecuting, said: "Macey's death came as a result of a deliberate smothering.
WORK starts this weekend to clear 1,000 tonnes of mussels to stop them smothering cockles in the Dee Estuary.
Faces life in jail for smothering woman with a pillow and stealing her jewellery and money