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stifling

noun

1 stifling

Forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority:
— The stifling of all dissent.

synonyms: crushing, quelling, suppression.



adjective

1 stifling

Characterized by oppressive heat and humidity:
— The stifling atmosphere.

synonyms: sulfurous, sulphurous, sultry.

Roget 382: hot, warm, mild, genial, tepid, lukewarm, unfrozen; thermal, thermic; calorific; fervent, fervid; ardent; ... show more

Polish: duszny


Moby thesaurus: airless, breathless, breezeless, choking, close, constrictive, contrary, counterproductive, crosswise, extinguishment, hindering, hindersome, humid, ill-ventilated, in the way, inhibiting, inhibitive, interrupting, interruptive, muggy ... show more.

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stifle

noun

1 stifle

Joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee.

synonym: knee.

verb

1 stifle

Suppress in order to conceal or hide.

synonyms: muffle, repress, smother, strangle.

Roget 403: be silent etc. adj.; hold one's tongue etc. (not speak) 585.    render silent etc. adj.; silence, still, hush; stifle, ... show more

Roget 528: conceal, hide, secrete, put out of sight; lock up, seal up, bottle up.    encrypt, encode, cipher.    cover, screen, cloak, veil, ... show more

Dutch: temperen

2 stifle

Suppress or constrain so as to lessen in intensity:
— Stifle your curiosity.

synonym: dampen.

3 stifle

Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of.

synonyms: asphyxiate, choke, suffocate.

Roget 361: kill, put to death, slay, shed blood; murder, assassinate, butcher, slaughter, victimize, immolate; massacre; take away life, deprive of life; make away with, ... show more

4 stifle

Be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen.

synonyms: asphyxiate, suffocate.

Dutch: stikken, verstikken


Moby thesaurus: abate, allay, alleviate, asphyxiate, assuage, attemper, bake, bank the fire, bar, barricade, be in heat, black out, blaze, block, block up, blockade, bloom, blow out, blunt, boil ... show more.

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