Forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority:
— The stifling of all dissent.
Characterized by oppressive heat and humidity:
— The stifling atmosphere.
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Joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee.
Suppress in order to conceal or hide.
Suppress or constrain so as to lessen in intensity:
— Stifle your curiosity.
Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of.
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