Meaning of STIFLE in English

STIFLE

v. 1 tr. smother, suppress (stifled a yawn). 2 intr. & tr. experience or cause to experience constraint of breathing (stifling heat). 3 tr. kill by suffocating. øøstifler n. stiflingly adv. [perh. alt. of ME stuffe, stuffle f. OF estouffer]

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