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Stifled Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    stifled adj : held in check with difficulty; "a smothered cough"; "a stifled yawn"; "a strangled scream"; "suppressed laughter" [syn: smothered, strangled, suppressed]
Stifled Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Stifled \Sti"fled\, a. Stifling. The close and stifled study. --Hawthorne.
Stifled Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Stifle \Sti"fle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stifled; p. pr. & vb. n. Stifling.] [Freq. of OE. stif stiff; cf. Icel. st[=i]fla to dam up.]
  1. To stop the breath of by crowding something into the windpipe, or introducing an irrespirable substance into the lungs; to choke; to suffocate; to cause the death of by such means; as, to stifle one with smoke or dust. Stifled with kisses, a sweet death he dies. --Dryden. I took my leave, being half stifled with the closeness of the room. --Swift.
  2. To stop; to extinguish; to deaden; to quench; as, to stifle the breath; to stifle a fire or flame. Bodies . . . stifle in themselves the rays which they do not reflect or transmit. --Sir I. Newton.
  3. To suppress the manifestation or report of; to smother; to conceal from public knowledge; as, to stifle a story; to stifle passion. I desire only to have things fairly represented as they really are; no evidence smothered or stifled. --Waterland.
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    * I would rather be ashes than dust I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. - Jack London

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    • Revs Stifled By Skeeters
      The York Revolution dropped their second consecutive game in Sugar Land, losing 7-1 to the Skeeters on Thursday night in front of 5,069 fans at Constellation Field. Read more on this news related to 'Stifled'
    • Rugby Union - No Toulon comeback for metronomic Wilkinson
      - Former England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has ruled out any comeback from retirement despite a raft of injuries that have stifled Toulon's start to the Top 14 season. Read more on this news related to 'Stifled'
    • Validate Your Business Idea -- Quickly -- With These 5 Steps
      New product and service concepts are stifled by the process of taking them to market. If you can prove a demand, however, the next steps become much less intimidating. Read more on this news related to 'Stifled'

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