Definition of stifling adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈstaɪflɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstaɪflɪŋ//
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  1. 1making you feel unable to breathe, because it is too hot and/or there is no fresh air a stifling room It's stifling in here—can we open a window?’
  2. 2making you feel trapped and unable to do or say what you want At 25, she found family life stifling.

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