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 for stifled
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stifle \Sti"fle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stifled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Stifling.] [Freq. of OE. stif stiff; cf. Icel. st[imac]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.
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              Stifled with kisses, a sweet death he dies.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              I took my leave, being half stifled with the
              closeness of the room.                --Swift.
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     2. To stop; to extinguish; to deaden; to quench; as, to
        stifle the breath; to stifle a fire or flame.
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              Bodies . . . stifle in themselves the rays which
              they do not reflect or transmit.      --Sir I.
                                                    Newton.
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     3. To suppress the manifestation or report of; to smother; to
        conceal from public knowledge; as, to stifle a story; to
        stifle passion.
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              I desire only to have things fairly represented as
              they really are; no evidence smothered or stifled.
                                                    --Waterland.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stifled \Sti"fled\, a.
     Stifling.
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           The close and stifled study.             --Hawthorne.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stifled
      adj 1: held in check with difficulty; "a smothered cough"; "a
             stifled yawn"; "a strangled scream"; "suppressed
             laughter" [syn: smothered, stifled, strangled,
             suppressed]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "stifled":
     arcane, bated, blurred, breathy, cabalistic, censored, choked,
     choking, classified, close, closed, concealed, croaking, crushed,
     cryptic, damped, dampened, dark, dead, deadened, drawling, drawly,
     dull, dulled, dysphonic, enigmatic, esoteric, flat, guttural,
     harsh, hawking, hermetic, hidden, hoarse, hush-hush, inarticulate,
     indistinct, latent, lisping, mispronounced, muffled, muted, muzzy,
     mysterious, nasal, occult, quashed, quavering, quelled, repressed,
     restricted, secret, shaking, shaky, smashed, smothered, snuffling,
     softened, sordo, squashed, squelched, strangled, subdued,
     suffocated, suppressed, thick, throaty, top secret, tremulous,
     twangy, ulterior, unbreatheable, under security, under wraps,
     undisclosable, undisclosed, undivulgable, undivulged, unrevealable,
     unrevealed, unspoken, untellable, untold, unutterable, unuttered,
     unwhisperable, velar
  
  

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