Meaning of STIFLE in English
( v. t. )
To stop the breath of by crowding something into the windpipe, or introducing an irrespirable substance into the lungs; to choke; to suffocate; to cause the death of by such means; as, to stifle one with smoke or dust.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012