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Lacking fresh air
“The stifling heat of the little room was beginning to make me nauseous.”
“A stifling bureaucracy.”
Present participle for to refrain from openly showing or uttering
“Taxes stifle enterprise only if they increase with enterprise.”
Present participle for to be or cause to be killed by lack of breathable air
“… unfortunately, the robbers were stifled when they got trapped in the airless bank vault.”
Present participle for to deaden the sound of
“Victor heard her stifle a cry as he held a small mirror for her.”
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