Definitions for stifleˈstaɪ fəl
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joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress(verb)
conceal or hide
"smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
smother or suppress
"Stifle your curiosity"
suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke(verb)
impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
"The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate(verb)
be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
"The child suffocated under the pillow"
A hind knee of various mammals, especially horses.
A bone disease of this region.
To interrupt or cut off.
To repress, keep in or hold back.
The army stifled the rebellion.
To smother or suffocate.
The heat was stifling the children.
To feel smothered etc.
The heat felt stifling.
To die of suffocation.
Two firemen tragically stifled in yesterday's fire when trying to rescue an old lady from her bedroom.
To treat a silkworm cocoon with steam as part of the process of silk production.
Origin: From stiflen, from stífla, from stífla, from stīfilaz, from steip-. Cognate with stífla, stivla, stipel, stipe.
the joint next above the hock, and near the flank, in the hind leg of the horse and allied animals; the joint corresponding to the knee in man; -- called also stifle joint. See Illust. under Horse
to stop the breath of by crowding something into the windpipe, or introducing an irrespirable substance into the lungs; to choke; to suffocate; to cause the death of by such means; as, to stifle one with smoke or dust
to stop; to extinguish; to deaden; to quench; as, to stifle the breath; to stifle a fire or flame
to suppress the manifestation or report of; to smother; to conceal from public knowledge; as, to stifle a story; to stifle passion
to die by reason of obstruction of the breath, or because some noxious substance prevents respiration
Origin: [From Stiff.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
In horses, cattle, and other quadrupeds, the joint between the femur and the tibia, corresponding to the human knee.
filets, fliest, itself
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it.
We have the feeling that (the government) wants to stifle criticism from the militants, but they are going about it in the worst possible way, this is repression.
The proposal's broad definitions, expanded bureaucratic authorities and steep penalties could burden the tech economy with uncertainty and stifle the development of the Internet of Things.
The fear is that price controls stifle innovation. It hasn't happened yet, they'll have to sharpen their pencils and recalculate what their outlook is for new drugs and whether they're worth still developing.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- udusit, udusit se, potlačit, dusitCzech
- ersticken, unterbrechen, unterdrücken, erdrückenGerman
- sofocar, reprimirSpanish
- takapolvi, katkaista, tukahtua, keskeyttää, tukehtua, tukahduttaa, vaimentaa, tukehduttaa, polviFinnish
- couper, réprimer, interrompreFrench
- elfojt, megfulladHungarian
- grassella, asfissiare, reprimere, tagliare, trattenere, celare, affogare, soffocare, interrompere, boccheggiare, ricoprireItalian
- 窒息, もみ消す, 抑圧, 遮る, 静める, 噛み殺す, 消す, 抑えるJapanese
- បង្អាក់, រារាំងKhmer
- nanati, nati, whakakōmauMāori
- onderdrukken, stikken, onderbreken, afbrekenDutch
- задыхаться, душить, задохнуться, прерывать, задушить, подавлять, подавить, прерватьRussian
- tutmak, boğulmak, bastırmakTurkish
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