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Overview of verb stifle

The verb stifle has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress

(conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn")

2. (1) stifle, dampen

(smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity")

3. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke

(impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children")

4. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate

(be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow")

Overview of adj stifled

The adj stifled has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. smothered, stifled, strangled, suppressed

(held in check with difficulty; "a smothered cough"; "a stifled yawn"; "a strangled scream"; "suppressed laughter") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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