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Definition of stifle

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Wordnet English Dictionary

joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one′s anger"; "strangle a yawn"
smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"
impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"

Wordnet English Thesaurus

smother, suffocate, asphyxiate, strangle, choke, extinguish, muffle, dampen, deaden, silence, hsh, suppress, quess, check
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