Definitions for stifle

Definitions for (noun) stifle

Main entry: knee, stifle

Definition: joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee

Definitions for (verb) stifle

Main entry: stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate

Definition: be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

Usage: The child suffocated under the pillow

Main entry: dampen, stifle

Definition: smother or suppress

Usage: Stifle your curiosity

Main entry: choke, stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate

Definition: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

Usage: The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

Main entry: repress, smother, stifle, strangle, muffle

Definition: conceal or hide

Usage: smother a yawn; muffle one's anger; strangle a yawn

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