AskDefine | Define stifling

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stifling adj : characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm" [syn: sultry, sulfurous, sulphurous] n : forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent" [syn: suppression, crushing, quelling]

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  1. Describing something that stifles.
    The heat was stifling, it seemed hard to breath and the exertion rolling over on the bed seemed to much.



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