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Adjective
Lacking fresh air
“The stifling heat of the little room was beginning to make me nauseous.”
Adjective
Domineering or inhibiting
Adjective
Brutal or cruel
“A stifling bureaucracy.”
Adjective
Being scared of being enclosed in a confined space
Adjective
Very strong
Adjective
Unfit to breathe
Adjective
Causing a loss of force, vitality, or enthusiasm
Adjective
An environment that encourages rapid growth or development, especially in a stifling or intense way
Adjective
That serves to suppress
Noun
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 showing or uttering
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“Taxes stifle enterprise only if they increase with enterprise.”
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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.”
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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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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 stop the noise or speech of
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Present participle for to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling
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Present participle for to limit, restrict, or inhibit
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Present participle for to prevent from achieving a goal
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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 cause to cease burning
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Present participle for to remove objectionable parts from
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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 reduce the amount of
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