Stifling



adjective
1.
suffocating; oppressively close:
the stifling atmosphere of the cavern.
verb (used with object), stifled, stifling.
1.
to quell, crush, or end by force:
to stifle a revolt; to stifle free expression.
2.
to suppress, curb, or withhold:
to stifle a yawn.
3.
to kill by impeding respiration; smother.
verb (used without object), stifled, stifling.
4.
to suffer from difficulty in breathing, as in a close atmosphere.
5.
to become stifled or suffocated.
adjective
1.
oppressively hot or stuffy: a stifling atmosphere
verb
1.
(transitive) to smother or suppress: stifle a cough
2.
to feel or cause to feel discomfort and difficulty in breathing
3.
to prevent or be prevented from breathing so as to cause death
4.
(transitive) to crush or stamp out
noun
1.
the joint in the hind leg of a horse, dog, etc, between the femur and tibia

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