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stifling

[stahy-fling] /ˈstaɪ flɪŋ/
adjective
1.
suffocating; oppressively close:
the stifling atmosphere of the cavern.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; stifle1 + -ing2
Related forms
stiflingly, adverb
unstifling, adjective
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stifling

/ˈstaɪflɪŋ/
adjective
1.
oppressively hot or stuffy a stifling atmosphere
Derived Forms
stiflingly, adverb
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