stifle


stifle

verb

Definition of STIFLE

1
to be or cause to be killed by lack of breathable air <unfortunately, the robbers were stifled when they got trapped in the airless bank vault>
Related Words garrote (or garotte), throttle; asphyxiate; drown; croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, slay
2
to refrain from openly showing or uttering <stifled a yawn>
3
to deaden the sound of <he stifled a cough with his hand>
Synonyms mute, stifle
Antonyms unmuffle

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