Synonyms for stifle

Synonyms for (noun) stifle

Synonyms: knee, stifle

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

Similar words: articulatio, articulation, joint

Definition: (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)

Synonyms for (verb) stifle

Synonyms: stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate

Definition: be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

Usage: The child suffocated under the pillow

Similar words: snuff it, buy the farm, choke, cash in one's chips, pop off, kick the bucket, give-up the ghost, go, pass, pass away, perish, die, decease, conk, drop dead, croak, exit, expire

Definition: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

Usage: She died from cancer; The children perished in the fire; The patient went peacefully; The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102


Synonyms: dampen, stifle

Definition: smother or suppress

Usage: Stifle your curiosity

Similar words: inhibit, curb, conquer, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Definition: to put down by force or authority

Usage: suppress a nascent uprising; stamp down on littering; conquer one's desires


Synonyms: choke, stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate

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

Usage: The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

Similar words: jam, close up, block, impede, obstruct, obturate, occlude

Definition: block passage through

Usage: obstruct the path


Synonyms: repress, smother, stifle, strangle, muffle

Definition: conceal or hide

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

Similar words: inhibit, curb, conquer, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Definition: to put down by force or authority

Usage: suppress a nascent uprising; stamp down on littering; conquer one's desires