Synonyms and Antonyms 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 Synonyms of stifle choke, smother, strangle, suffocateWords Related to stifle garrote (or garotte), throttle; asphyxiate; drown; croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, slayNear Antonyms of stifle breathe, exhale, expire, inhale, inspire; resuscitate, revive
2 to refrain from openly showing or uttering stifled a yawn Synonyms of stifle choke (back), hold back, pocket, repress, sink, smother, suppress, strangle, submerge, swallowWords Related to stifle control, govern, manage; bridle, check, curb, quash, quell; bottle up, contain; muffle, squelchNear Antonyms of stifle express, loose, release, take out, unleash, vent
3 to deaden the sound of he stifled a cough with his hand Synonyms of stifle mute, muffleWords Related to stifle insulate, soundproof; pad; dampen, mellow, soften, subdue, tone (down); baffle; smotherNear Antonyms of stifle amplify, boost, deepen, enhance, heighten, increase, magnify, step up, strengthenAntonyms of stifle unmuffle
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