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stifling

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

lacking fresh air
  • the lecture hall was stifling until we opened several windows

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stifling

verb
present participle of stifle

Synonyms & Antonyms of stifling (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Stifling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stifling. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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