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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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Being scared of being enclosed in a confined space
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Very strong
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Unfit to breathe
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Causing a loss of force, vitality, or enthusiasm
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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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The action of inhibiting a process
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Death due to lack of oxygen
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The action of suppressing something such as an activity or publication
Verb
Present participle for to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
“Taxes stifle enterprise only if they increase with enterprise.”
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Present participle for to die or cause to die from a lack of air, or an inability to breathe
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Present participle for to deaden, muffle, or soften the sound of
“Victor heard her stifle a cry as he held a small mirror for her.”
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Present participle for to allay or make less intense
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Present participle for to keep quiet
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Present participle for to put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force
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Present participle for to impede the work or progress of
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Present participle for to frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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Present participle for to keep something secret
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Present participle for to close or block an opening
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Present participle for to put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
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Present participle for to extinguish a flame or fire
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Present participle for to remove completely, leaving no trace
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Present participle for inhibit
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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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Present participle for to reduce the amount of
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