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One entry found for stifle.
Main Entry: sti·fle
Pronunciation: primarystressstimacr-fschwal
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): sti·fled; sti·fling /-f(schwa-)lieng/
1 : to kill by depriving of or die from lack of oxygen or air : SMOTHER
2 : to keep in check by deliberate effort : REPRESS <trying to stifle a sneeze>
- sti·fling·ly /-f(schwa-)lieng-lemacron/ adverb

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