stifling


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sti·fling

 (stī′flĭng)
adj.
1. Very hot or stuffy: The air was stifling in the closed room.
2. Inhibiting, stultifying, or oppressive: "The scholarly correctness of our age can be stifling" (Annalyn Swan).

sti′fling·ly adv.

stifling

(ˈstaɪflɪŋ)
adj
oppressively hot or stuffy: a stifling atmosphere.
ˈstiflingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stifling - forceful preventionstifling - forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"
prevention, bar - the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
crackdown - severely repressive actions
Adj.1.stifling - characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"
hot - 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"

stifling

adjective
1. suffocating, close, oppressive, airless, sticky, muggy The stifling heat of the little room was beginning to make me nauseous.

stifling

adjective
Oppressive due to a lack of fresh air:
Translations
خَانِقخانِق
dusný
kvælendetrykkende
tukahduttava
zagušljiv
fojtogató
kæfandi
むっとする
숨막히는 듯한
kvävande
ร้อนและอบ
ngột ngạt

stifling

[ˈstaɪflɪŋ] ADJ (lit, fig) → agobiante
it's stifling in here¡hace un calor agobiante or sofocante aquí dentro!
the atmosphere in the company is stiflingen la compañía hay una atmósfera agobiante

stifling

[ˈstaɪflɪŋ] adj
[heat] → étouffant(e)
[atmosphere, situation] → étouffant(e)

stifling

adj
fumes, smokeerstickend; heatdrückend; it’s stifling in herees ist ja zum Ersticken hier drin (inf)
(fig)beengend; situationerdrückend; atmospherestickig

stifling

[ˈstaɪflɪŋ] adj (heat) → soffocante
it's stifling in here → qui non si respira

stifle

(ˈstaifl) verb
1. to prevent, or be prevented, from breathing (easily) eg because of bad air, an obstruction over the mouth and nose etc; to suffocate. He was stifled to death when smoke filled his bedroom; I'm stifling in this heat!
2. to extinguish or put out (flames).
3. to suppress (a yawn, a laugh etc).
ˈstifling adjective
very hot, stuffy etc. stifling heat; It's stifling in here.

stifling

خَانِق dusný kvælende stickig αποπνικτικός sofocante tukahduttava suffocant zagušljiv soffocante むっとする 숨막히는 듯한 verstikkend kvelende duszący sufocante душный kvävande ร้อนและอบ boğucu ngột ngạt 沉闷的
References in classic literature ?
In the procession I should feel the crushing feet, the clashing discords, the ruthless hands and stifling breath.
But on the sixth day, when the coachman came back without him, she felt that now she was utterly incapable of stifling the thought of him and of what he was doing there, just at that time her little girl was taken ill.
When he was gone, Dorothea's tears gushed forth, and relieved her stifling oppression.
His throat and lungs filled with the pungent stifling smoke of powder, his nostrils with earth and dust, he frantically wheezed and sneezed, leaping about, falling drunkenly, leaping into the air again, staggering on his hind-legs, dabbing with his forepaws at his nose head-downward between his forelegs, and even rubbing his nose into the ground.
The maximum of stifling and of agony passed, and, although he was still weak and giddy, he tottered in the direction of the house and of Nalasu.
It seemed as if no longer could she endure the stifling heat.
The doctors said that she could not get on without medical treatment, so they kept her in the stifling atmosphere of the town, and the Rostovs did not move to the country that summer of 1812.
In rare cases, stifling a sneeze has led to a condition in which air gets trapped between the lungs, 'and even rupture of a cerebral aneurysm,' which is a ballooning blood vessel in the brain, they explained.
I was also accused of stifling human curiosity by shouting my mouth off saying it was a waste of money.
Beware of stifling the watchdog CONGRATULATIONS on Ivor Jay's column headed 'Beware the watchdog.
In such a stifling environment, just working and concentrating is an achievement.
A Fed official has said that regulations that are now being imposed on the banking industry are actually stifling it.