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  Definition of stifling
  1. forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"
  2. characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"
Similar Words: suppression, crushing, quelling, sultry, sulfurous, sulphurous

 

Hyponyms: crackdown

 

Derivational Morphology: smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress, squelch, quell, quench, oppress, suppress, crush, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb

 

 
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