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  Words related to stifle

Related / Similar Words: knee, suffocate, asphyxiate, dampen, choke, smother, strangle, muffle, repress

 

Definition:
  • joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee;
  • be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow";
  • smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity";
  • impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children";
  • conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one''s anger"; "strangle a yawn";

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    Hyponyms: strangle, suffocate, choke

     

    Grouped Verbs: smother, asphyxiate, suffocate

     

    Part Meronyms: hind leg

     

    Derivational Morphology: suffocation, asphyxiation, asphyxia, stifler, smotherer, choking, suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling

     

     
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