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Definition 1: forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority - [noun denoting act]

Samples where stifling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the suppression of heresy
  • the quelling of the rebellion
  • the stifling of all dissent

Synonyms for stifling in the sense of this definition

(stifling is a kind of ...) the act of preventing

"there was no bar against leaving" "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"

(... is a kind of stifling ) severely repressive actions

Definition 2: characterized by oppressive heat and humidity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stifling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the summer was sultry and oppressive
  • the stifling atmosphere
  • the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm

Synonyms for stifling in the sense of this definition

(stifling is similar to ...) used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning

"hot stove" "hot water" "a hot August day" "a hot stuffy room" "she's hot and tired" "a hot forehead"

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