adjective, stuffier, stuffiest.
close; poorly ventilated:
a stuffy room.
oppressive from lack of freshness:
stuffy air; a stuffy odor.
lacking in interest, as writing or discourse.
affected with a sensation of obstruction in the respiratory passages:
a stuffy nose.
dull or tedious; boring.
rigid or strait-laced in attitudes, especially in matters of personal behavior.
adjective stuffier, stuffiest
lacking fresh air
excessively dull, staid, or conventional
(of the nasal passages) blocked with mucus
noun 1. the act of a person or thing that stuffs. 2. a material or substance used to stuff something. 3. seasoned bread crumbs or other filling used to stuff a chicken, turkey, etc., before cooking. 4. Informal. internal parts; insides: to beat the stuffing out of an opponent. noun 1. the material of which […]
- Stuffing and stripping
noun 1. (in marine transport) the packing and unpacking of containers
noun, Machinery. 1. a device for preventing leakage of gases or liquids along a moving rod or shaft at the point at which it leaves a cylinder, tank, ship hull, etc. stuffing box noun 1. a small chamber in which an annular packing is compressed around a reciprocating or rotating rod or shaft to form […]
noun, Machinery. 1. a nut that serves to condense packing and so to tighten its seal. stuffing nut noun 1. a large nut that is tightened to compress the packing in a stuffing box