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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A person who smothers or suppresses.

Usage examples (22)
  • He is a real conversation stifler
  • Verb (used with object) : to stifle a revolt; to stifle free expression. ,to stifle a yawn
  • Right now, the biggest stifler of investment into infrastructure is our own reluctance as a nation to make it a priority.
  • But I suspect that with 80% of the public thinking that the country is moving in the wrong direction, we've come to the end of the Reaganite pendulum swing ... and I hope that... for more
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