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smothering

death by asphyxiation. Occurs where poultry are carelessly herded into a corner where they cannot escape and where they are piled four or five birds deep; they will die of asphyxia very quickly. See also crowding.
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Feasibility of short-term, spring-seeded smother plant systems is supported by plant competition research.
But they ran riot and now threaten precious habitats as they smother and strangle local plants.
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A spokesman for the police said today: 'The fire service, police and the Environment Agency are all satisfied plans to smother the flames with a water and foam concentrate can commence without risk of run-off into water supply.
Of course, when the restaurant smothers its salmon in cheese, health-conscious customers might as well be eating a steak.
A cot death verdict recorded on the first baby in 1998 was re-investigated after a nurse reported seeing the man trying to smother the second child on a hospital ward when he was just six weeks old.
A YOUNG mother clamps her hand over her baby as she tries to smother him in shocking footage played to a court.
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In Centralia, for instance, workers tried to smother the fire with fly ash-a byproduct of burned coal--but failed.
A SOUTH Wales father secretly killed one of his baby sons but wasn't suspected of murder until he was caught in the act of trying to smother a second child, it has been alleged at Cardiff Crown Court.
A MAN battered his partner and tried to smother her with a pillow after the pair went on a 48-hour drinking session, it was claimed yesterday.
I threw down the papers from my delivery bag and wrapped it around her tightly to smother the flames.