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    stifling - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stifling

    (noun) forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    Synonyms : crushing , quelling , suppression
    Example Sentence
    • the suppression of heresy
    • the quelling of the rebellion
    • the stifling of all dissent
    (adj) characterized by oppressive heat and humidity
    Synonyms : sulfurous , sulphurous , sultry
    Example Sentence
    • the summer was sultry and oppressive
    • the stifling atmosphere
    • the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm
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