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Stifle

Sti´fle
n.1.(Far.) The joint next above the hock, and near the flank, in the hind leg of the horse and allied animals; the joint corresponding to the knee in man; - called also stifle joint. See Illust. under Horse.
Stifle bone
a small bone at the stifle joint; the patella, or kneepan.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Stifled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stifling .]
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.
v. i.1.To die by reason of obstruction of the breath, or because some noxious substance prevents respiration.
You shall stifle in your own report.
- Shak.
Noun1.stifle - joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
Synonyms: knee
Verb1.stifle - conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
2.stifle - smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"
Synonyms: dampen
Antonyms:
stimulate, excite - act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates"
3.stifle - impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
4.stifle - be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
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