from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Very hot or stuffy almost to the point of being suffocating.
- adj. Being of such a character or nature as to engender a feeling of stultification, repression, or suffocation: "The scholarly correctness of our age can be stifling” ( Annalyn Swan).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Describing something that stifles.
- v. Present participle of stifle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Close: oppressive; suffocating: as, a stifling atmosphere.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
- adj. characterized by oppressive heat and humidity
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