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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sti·fle /ˈstaɪfəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sti·fle /ˈstaɪfəl/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sti·fle n.  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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sti·fle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stifled p. pr. & vb. n. Stifling ]
 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.
    Stifled with kisses, a sweet death he dies.   --Dryden.
    I took my leave, being half stifled with the closeness of the room.   --Swift.
 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.
    I desire only to have things fairly represented as they really are; no evidence smothered or stifled.   --Waterland.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sti·fle v. i. To die by reason of obstruction of the breath, or because some noxious substance prevents respiration.
    You shall stifle in your own report.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped;
          corresponds to the human knee [syn: knee]
      v 1: conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger";
           "strangle a yawn" [syn: smother, strangle, muffle,
      2: smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity" [syn: dampen]
         [ant: stimulate]
      3: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of;
         "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children" [syn: suffocate,
          asphyxiate, choke]
      4: be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child
         suffocated under the pillow" [syn: suffocate, asphyxiate]