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doc Definition of stifle
    English to English
    noun
  • joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • The joint next above the hock, and near the flank, in the hind leg of the horse and allied animals; the joint corresponding to the knee in man; -- called also stifle joint. See Illust. under Horse.
  • source: Webster 1913
    verb
  • conceal or hide
  • Smother a yawn.
    Muffle one's anger.
    Strangle a yawn.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • smother or suppress
  • Stifle your curiosity.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
  • The foul air was slowly suffocating the children.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
  • The child suffocated under the pillow.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • 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.
  • source: Webster 1913
  • To die by reason of obstruction of the breath, or because some noxious substance prevents respiration.
  • source: Webster 1913
    English to Tagalog
    noun
  • [stifl] Sugpuin; patayin; ang anomang nagniningas
  • source: Diccionario Ingles-Espaņol-Tagalog
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