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STIFLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stifle mean? 

STIFLE (noun)
  The noun STIFLE has 1 sense:

1. joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee

  Familiarity information: STIFLE used as a noun is very rare.


STIFLE (verb)
  The verb STIFLE has 4 senses:

1. conceal or hide
2. smother or suppress
3. impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
4. be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

  Familiarity information: STIFLE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STIFLE (noun)


Sense 1stifle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

stifle; knee

Hypernyms ("stifle" is a kind of...):

articulatio; articulation; joint ((anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion))

Holonyms ("stifle" is a part of...):

hind leg (the back limb of a quadruped)


STIFLE (verb)


Sense 1stifle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Conceal or hide

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

muffle; stifle; repress; strangle; smother

Context examples:

smother a yawn / muffle one's anger / strangle a yawn

Hypernyms (to "stifle" is one way to...):

conquer; curb; inhibit; stamp down; subdue; suppress (to put down by force or authority)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2stifle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Smother or suppress

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

dampen; stifle

Context example:

Stifle your curiosity

Hypernyms (to "stifle" is one way to...):

conquer; curb; inhibit; stamp down; subdue; suppress (to put down by force or authority)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stifle"):

choke; suffocate (suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Antonym:

stimulate (act as a stimulant)


Sense 3stifle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

asphyxiate; suffocate; stifle; choke

Context example:

The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

Hypernyms (to "stifle" is one way to...):

block; close up; impede; jam; obstruct; obturate; occlude (block passage through)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 4stifle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

asphyxiate; stifle; suffocate

Context example:

The child suffocated under the pillow

Hypernyms (to "stifle" is one way to...):

buy the farm; cash in one's chips; choke; conk; croak; decease; die; drop dead; exit; expire; give-up the ghost; go; kick the bucket; pass; pass away; perish; pop off; snuff it (pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stifle"):

strangle (die from strangulation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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