Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun stifle

1 sense of stifle

Sense 1
stifle, knee -- (joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee)
       => joint, articulation, articulatio -- ((anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion))

Antonyms of verb stifle

1 of 4 senses of stifle

Sense 2
stifle, dampen -- (smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity")
       Antonym of stimulate (Sense 1)
      => stimulate, excite -- (act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stifle

4 senses of stifle

Sense 1
smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress -- (conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn")
       => suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb -- (to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

Sense 2
stifle, dampen -- (smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity")
       => suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb -- (to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

Sense 3
suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke -- (impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children")
       => obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")

Sense 4
suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate -- (be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow")
       => die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it -- (pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102")

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