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 for smothered
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smother \Smoth"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Smothered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Smothering.] [OE. smotheren; akin to E. smoor. See
     1. To destroy the life of by suffocation; to deprive of the
        air necessary for life; to cover up closely so as to
        prevent breathing; to suffocate; as, to smother a child.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To affect as by suffocation; to stife; to deprive of air
        by a thick covering, as of ashes, of smoke, or the like;
        as, to smother a fire.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Hence, to repress the action of; to cover from public
        view; to suppress; to conceal; as, to smother one's
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: held in check with difficulty; "a smothered cough"; "a
             stifled yawn"; "a strangled scream"; "suppressed
             laughter" [syn: smothered, stifled, strangled,
      2: completely covered; "bonnets smothered with flowers";
         "smothered chicken is chicken cooked in a seasoned gravy"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "smothered":
     arcane, bated, cabalistic, censored, classified, close, closed,
     concealed, crushed, cryptic, damped, dampened, dark, dead,
     deadened, dull, dulled, enigmatic, esoteric, flat, hermetic,
     hidden, hush-hush, latent, muffled, muted, mysterious, occult,
     quashed, quelled, repressed, restricted, secret, smashed, softened,
     sordo, squashed, squelched, stifled, subdued, suffocated,
     suppressed, top secret, ulterior, unbreatheable, under security,
     under wraps, undisclosable, undisclosed, undivulgable, undivulged,
     unrevealable, unrevealed, unspoken, untellable, untold,
     unutterable, unuttered, unwhisperable

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