Definition of Stifle
to suppress or restrain something; to hold something back
Examples of Stifle in a sentence
The children tried to stifle their laughter during class but couldn’t hold back their giggles for long.
As they hid in the attic, the mother tried to stifle the baby’s cry so the Nazis wouldn't find them.
Dr. Long gave the patient medication to try and stifle the disease during the early stages.
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