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Meaning of word stifle from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

stifle   noun

Meaning : Joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped. Corresponds to the human knee.

Synonyms : knee

stifle   verb

Meaning : Suppress in order to conceal or hide.

Example : Smother a yawn.
Muffle one's anger.
Strangle a laugh.
Repress a cry of fear.

Synonyms : muffle, repress, smother, strangle

Meaning : Suppress or constrain so as to lessen in intensity.

Example : Stifle your curiosity.

Synonyms : dampen

Act as a stimulant.

The book stimulated her imagination.
This play stimulates.
excite, stimulate

Meaning : Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of.

Example : The foul air was slowly suffocating the children.

Synonyms : asphyxiate, choke, suffocate

Meaning : Be asphyxiated. Die from lack of oxygen.

Example : The child suffocated under the pillow.

Synonyms : asphyxiate, suffocate