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Verb: stifle  stI-ful
  1. Conceal or hide
    "stifle a yawn";
    - smother, strangle, muffle, repress
     
  2. Smother or suppress
    "Stifle your curiosity";
    - dampen
     
  3. Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
    "The foul air was slowly stifling the children";
    - suffocate, asphyxiate, choke
     
  4. Be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
    "The child stifled under the pillow";
    - suffocate, asphyxiate
Noun: stifle  stI-ful
  1. Joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
    - knee

Derived forms: stifling, stifles, stifled

Type of: articulatio, articulation, block, buy the farm [N. Amer], cash in one's chips, choke, close up, conk, conquer, croak, curb, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, impede, inhibit, jam, joint, kick the bucket, obstruct, obturate, occlude, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, pop one's clogs, snuff it, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Antonym: stimulate

Part of: hind leg

Encyclopedia: Stifle