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Meaning of "stifle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD STIFLE

Variant of stuflen, probably from Old French estouffer to smother.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF STIFLE

stifle  [ˈstaɪfəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STIFLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Stifle is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb stifle in English.

WHAT DOES STIFLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

stifle

Stifle

The stifle is a joint in the legs of horses, dogs, and other animals, equivalent to the knee in humans. The stifle joint is formed by 3 bones: the femur, patella, and tibia. The large joint consists of 3 smaller ones: femoropatellar, medial femorotibial, and lateral femorotibial joint.

Definition of stifle in the English dictionary

The first definition of stifle in the dictionary is to smother or suppress. Other definition of stifle is to feel or cause to feel discomfort and difficulty in breathing. Stifle is also to prevent or be prevented from breathing so as to cause death.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO STIFLE

PRESENT

Present
I stifle
you stifle
he/she/it stifles
we stifle
you stifle
they stifle
Present continuous
I am stifling
you are stifling
he/she/it is stifling
we are stifling
you are stifling
they are stifling
Present perfect
I have stifled
you have stifled
he/she/it has stifled
we have stifled
you have stifled
they have stifled
Present perfect continuous
I have been stifling
you have been stifling
he/she/it has been stifling
we have been stifling
you have been stifling
they have been stifling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I stifled
you stifled
he/she/it stifled
we stifled
you stifled
they stifled
Past continuous
I was stifling
you were stifling
he/she/it was stifling
we were stifling
you were stifling
they were stifling
Past perfect
I had stifled
you had stifled
he/she/it had stifled
we had stifled
you had stifled
they had stifled
Past perfect continuous
I had been stifling
you had been stifling
he/she/it had been stifling
we had been stifling
you had been stifling
they had been stifling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will stifle
you will stifle
he/she/it will stifle
we will stifle
you will stifle
they will stifle
Future continuous
I will be stifling
you will be stifling
he/she/it will be stifling
we will be stifling
you will be stifling
they will be stifling
Future perfect
I will have stifled
you will have stifled
he/she/it will have stifled
we will have stifled
you will have stifled
they will have stifled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been stifling
you will have been stifling
he/she/it will have been stifling
we will have been stifling
you will have been stifling
they will have been stifling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would stifle
you would stifle
he/she/it would stifle
we would stifle
you would stifle
they would stifle
Conditional continuous
I would be stifling
you would be stifling
he/she/it would be stifling
we would be stifling
you would be stifling
they would be stifling
Conditional perfect
I would have stifle
you would have stifle
he/she/it would have stifle
we would have stifle
you would have stifle
they would have stifle
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been stifling
you would have been stifling
he/she/it would have been stifling
we would have been stifling
you would have been stifling
they would have been stifling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you stifle
we let´s stifle
you stifle
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to stifle
Past participle
stifled
Present Participle
stifling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STIFLE


apocryphal
əˈpɒkrɪfəl
caliphal
ˈkeɪlɪfəl
Eifel
ˈaɪfəl
Eiffel
ˈaɪfəl
hyphal
ˈhaɪfəl
Parsifal
ˈpɑːsɪfəl
piffle
ˈpɪfəl
riffle
ˈrɪfəl
rifle
ˈraɪfəl
siffle
ˈsɪfəl
skiffle
ˈskɪfəl
sniffle
ˈsnɪfəl
trifle
ˈtraɪfəl
whiffle
ˈwɪfəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STIFLE

stiff
stiff arm
stiff upper lip
stiff with
stiff-arm
stiff-necked
stiffen
stiffened
stiffener
stiffening
stiffie
stiffies
stiffish
stiffly
stiffness
stiffware
stiffy
stifler
stifling
stiflingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE STIFLE

air rifle
assault rifle
Browning automatic rifle
Enfield rifle
express rifle
Garand rifle
hunting rifle
M-1 rifle
pea rifle
service rifle
Springfield rifle
Winchester rifle

Synonyms and antonyms of stifle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STIFLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «stifle» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of stifle

Translation of «stifle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STIFLE

Find out the translation of stifle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of stifle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «stifle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

压制
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

reprimir
570 millions of speakers

English

stifle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दबाना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خنق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

задушить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sufocar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কণ্ঠরোধ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

étouffer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menyekat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unterdrücken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

妨害する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

억압하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Stifle
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nén lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சமூகவியலார்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुदमरुन टाकणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bastırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

soffocare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

stłumić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

задушити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înăbuși
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καταπνίξει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onderdruk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kväva
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kvele
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of stifle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STIFLE»

The term «stifle» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.162 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STIFLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «stifle» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «stifle» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about stifle

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10 QUOTES WITH «STIFLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word stifle.
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Bob Beauprez
As state and federal lawmakers debate the country's energy policies and Colorado's role in the ever-expanding energy economy, let's hope they remember that unnecessary regulations stifle growth while doing nothing for public safety or health.
2
John Berger
Propaganda requires a permanent network of communication so that it can systematically stifle reflection with emotive or utopian slogans. Its pace is usually fast.
3
Marcus Brigstocke
Political correctness is as exploitable as any other progressive ideal, but its aim is to stifle the incessant noise of those who flap their careless lips without a thought about those they might offend and why that might be important.
4
Sergey Brin
The kind of environment that we developed Google in, the reason that we were able to develop a search engine, is the web was so open. Once you get too many rules, that will stifle innovation.
5
Bainbridge Colby
We must stifle the voice of hatred and faction.
6
Claude Debussy
I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.
7
Anita Elberse
One problem with relying on existing concepts is that it could stifle innovation, weakening the film sector over time.
8
Todd English
We have a training period; we have certain guidelines and structure. You can't hire talented people and stifle them. That's not the way it works anymore.
9
Janet Frame
They meant abnormal. Divisions of the kind were fashionable at that time, and it was so easy to stifle one's need to help by deciding that help could neither be accepted nor understood.
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Janet Frame
Divisions of the kind were fashionable at that time, and it was so easy to stifle one's need to help by deciding that help could neither be accepted nor understood.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STIFLE»

Discover the use of stifle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to stifle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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City Bound: How States Stifle Urban Innovation
But as these urban centers prosper, they increasingly confront significant constraints. In City Bound, Gerald E. Frug and David J. Barron address these limits in a new way.
Gerald E. Frug, David J. Barron, 2013
2
Stifle
Illustrated by L. E. Mae with ethereal sketches, and told with caustic nostagia, ""Stifle"" is a gripping, gutty book that has ""BEST SELLER"" written into it.
L. E. Mae, 2011
3
Musculoskeletal Conformation of the Normal and Diseased ...
... normal Labrador Retriever 11 Figure 2.2: Craniocaudal radiograph identifying the proximal and distal axes used for calculation of femoral varus 1 8 Figure 2.3: Lateral radiographic view of a canine stifle joint indicating the technique used for  ...
Ayman Abdel-Moneim Magdy Mostafa, 2008
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O'Brien's Radiology for the Ambulatory Equine Practitioner
Radiographic Interpretation of the Stifle and Proximal Tibia I. Radiography 1. Views of the Routine Stifle Examination 2. Special Radiographic Views of the Stifle 3. Exposure Factors for Radiography of the Stifle 4. Chemical Restraint for Stifle ...
Timothy O'Brien, 2005
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Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant
Ancillary diagnostic procedures: r Radiography may be used to confirm luxation of the stifle joint; however, this procedure is not recommended in most cases. Most food-animal practitioners lack both the resources to produce quality stifle films ...
Scott R. R. Haskell, 2008
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Advances in the Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament
The stifle is a complex, diarthrodial, synovial joint that allows motion in three planes (Figure 5.1). The round femoral condyles articulate with the flat tibial condyles with a range-of-motion about the medial–lateral axis of approximately 120°.
Peter Muir, 2011
7
Clinical Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual for ...
... alba Pubis Flexes hip/extends stifle Abducts limb/extends hip Abducts limb/ extends Abducts and extends hip Extends hip/flexes stifle/ extends tarsus Extends hip/flexes stifle/ extends tarsus Extends hip Flexes hip/extends stifle/ extends stifle ...
Thomas P. Colville, Joanna M. Bassert, 2008
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Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
Box 26-4 Overview of Kinematics of the Stifle Joint • As the stifle joint flexes in the open kinetic chain, the concave plateau of the tibia moves in a caudal direction on the convex femoral condyles. Therefore to increase stifle flexion, a cranial ...
Darryl Millis, David Levine, 2014
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Textbook of Small Animal Surgery
Regardless of the technique chosen, clinical results have been reported as good to excellent in 85% to 90% of patients despite the inability of any procedure to consistently maintain long-term stifle stability, to stop the progression of ...
Douglas H. Slatter, 2003
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Canine Massage: A Complete Reference Manual
If the point is very tender you might see some skin twitching along the hindquarters and he might flex the stifle on the same side. This is a sign of excessive tightness and stress; if you feel heat under your fingers, suspect Inflammation.
Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STIFLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term stifle is used in the context of the following news items.
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Strong union presence in Alabama would stifle growth
A union presence in Alabama would only serve to stifle job creation and economic opportunity. I continue to believe that free enterprise can best meet the needs ... «AL.com, Jul 15»
2
USW Blasts Senators Who Voted To Stifle Debate and Approve Fast …
"Senators who voted to stifle debate and approve fast track so quickly have undermined rights of working Americans. With less than one full day of debate, and ... «PR Newswire, May 15»
3
Government Regulation Could Stifle Technological Innovation
Cloud computing is a broad sweeping term used to describe using a remote, or cloud, computer for part of whatever you are doing on your local machine. «Android Headlines - Android News, May 15»
4
7 Ways Toxic Managers Stifle Employee Motivation and Productivity
The traditional "my way or the highway" style of management has given way to new management practices based on collaboration and trust. The new practice is ... «Entrepreneur, May 15»
5
Beckerman: Officiating can 'stifle' MLS growth
Real Salt Lake captain Kyle Beckerman said poor officiating could "stifle" the growth of Major League Soccer after his side fell victim to a missed call in Friday's ... «Goal.com, May 15»
6
Could The Innovation Act Stifle Medical Device Innovation?
The Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) recently expressed its apprehensions about provisions of a patent reform bill that the group claims ... «Med Device Online, Apr 15»
7
Effort by Japan to Stifle News Media Is Working
TOKYO — It was an unexpected act of protest that shook Japan's carefully managed media world: Shigeaki Koga, a regular television commentator and fierce ... «New York Times, Apr 15»
8
Congo's proposed tax hike will stifle new investment - Randgold CEO
(Reuters) - Any increase by the Democratic Republic of Congo in the taxes it levies on mining will stifle new investment in the mineral-rich African country, gold ... «Reuters Africa, Apr 15»
9
Ohio auditor angry over move to stifle open records audits
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State Auditor Dave Yost is furious over a move by fellow Republicans to stifle his new public records audit system aimed at resolving ... «WKBN.com, Apr 15»
10
Tory economic plans rely on the very growth they threaten to stifle
Neither George Osborne nor David Cameron have said how they would fund the majority of their policy proposals. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images. «The Guardian, Apr 15»

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