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stive

verb \ˈstīv\

Definition of stive

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pack tightly :  crowd

  3. 2 :  to shut up in a warm close place :  stifle, suffocate

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  suffocate

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Origin and Etymology of stive

Middle English stiven, probably from Spanish estibar or Portuguese estivar to pack tightly — more at steeve


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stive

noun \"\

Definition of stive

plural

-s

  1. :  dust; especially :  the floating dust in flour mills caused by grinding

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Origin and Etymology of stive

obsolete Dutch stuive, from Middle Dutch stuve, stuyve pulverization; akin to Middle Dutch stuven, stieven to raise dust, Middle Low German stūven to raise dust, stübbe dust, Old High German stoub dust, stioban to raise dust, stuppi dust, Gothic stubjus


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stive

\"\

Definition of stive

  1. chiefly Scottish variant of 1steeve

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