stive

Stive

Stive\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stived; p. pr. & vb. n. Stiving.] [Probably fr. F. estiver to compress, stow, L. stipare: cf. It. stivare, Sp. estivar. Cf. Stevedore, Stiff.] To stuff; to crowd; to fill full; hence, to make hot and close; to render stifling. --Sandys.

His chamber was commonly stived with friends or suitors of one kind or other. --Sir H. Wotton.
Webster's Revised

Stive

Stive\, v. i. To be stifled or suffocated.

Stive

Stive\, n. The floating dust in flour mills caused by the operation or grinding. --De Colange.
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