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  Definition of stifle
  1. joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
  2. be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
  3. smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"
  4. impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
  5. conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one''s anger"; "strangle a yawn"
Similar Words: knee, suffocate, asphyxiate, dampen, choke, smother, strangle, muffle, repress

 

Hyponyms: strangle, suffocate, choke

 

Grouped Verbs: smother, asphyxiate, suffocate

 

Part Meronyms: hind leg

 

Derivational Morphology: suffocation, asphyxiation, asphyxia, stifler, smotherer, choking, suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling

 

 
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