smotherer


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smotherer

(ˈsmʌðərə)
n
a person or thing that smothers
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Noun1.smotherer - a person who stifles or smothers or suppresses; "he is a real conversation stifler"; "I see from all the yawn smotherers that it is time to stop"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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Kincaid's terms, she is the mother as intruder, as smotherer, "oafish and deadly" (285).
I'd spent much of my adult life trying to escape the force of my mother, whom I experienced primarily as a smotherer of self (we were not a good personality match, and she had a powerful and controlling character).