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Adjective
Muggy, stuffy, with bad ventilation
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“The stifling heat of the little room was beginning to make me nauseous.”
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Domineering or inhibiting
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Brutal or cruel
“A stifling bureaucracy.”
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Cramped and confined, so as to induce the fear of closed or tight spaces
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Very strong
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Unfit to breathe
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An environment that encourages rapid growth or development, especially in a stifling or intense way
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That serves to suppress
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Causing a loss of force, vitality, or enthusiasm
Noun
The action of inhibiting a process
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The action of suppressing something such as an activity or publication
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Death due to lack of oxygen
Verb
Present participle for to die or cause to die from a lack of air, or an inability to breathe
“The peasants imagined that someday the fumes would stifle them in their beds.”
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Present participle for to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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“Victor heard her stifle a cry as he held a small mirror for her.”
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Present participle for to deaden, muffle, or soften the sound of
“I thought I might stifle the noise by burying my head in the blankets, but I was too wide awake for that.”
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Present participle for to impede or prevent the progress of
“These individuals were placed into all phases of our operation and we attempted not to stifle their ability to be creative.”
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Present participle for to put an end to something, typically by the use of force
“Ramsey appointed Sibley to assemble troops at the fort and to prepare to head out to the frontier to help stifle the uprising.”
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Present participle for to make less strong or intense
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Present participle for to impede the work or progress of
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Present participle for to remove or alter parts considered offensive or unseemly
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Present participle for to hold or maintain
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Present participle for to become inactive or unchanging
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Present participle for to render physically powerless, injured or unable to move
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Present participle for to be detrimental to
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