Part of speech: verb

To kill by stopping respiration; extinguish, as a flame; suppress.

Part of speech: verb

To die from suffocation.

Part of speech: noun

The joint next the body, in the hind leg of a horse.

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Usage examples "stifle":

  1. " I was destined for the priesthood later on, but that did not stifle the love in my heart for the young girl. - "Flamsted quarries", Mary E. Waller.
  2. Loose your hold, and I will tell you- you stifle me. - "Lucretia, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. Be it known to you, Onontio, that so great a number of soldiers, being shut up in so small a fort, do not stifle and choke the Tree of Peace. - "The Fighting Governor A Chronicle of Frontenac", Charles W. Colby Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton.