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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
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