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stifles

verb
present tense third-person singular of stifle

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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

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2 to refrain from openly showing or uttering
  • stifled a yawn

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3 to deaden the sound of
  • he stifled a cough with his hand

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“Stifles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stifles. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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