Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Stifle"

The meaning of "Stifle" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does stifle mean?
A: To stifle is to squelch, suffocate, inhibit. This word can be used in many contexts.
Q: What does stifle mean?
A: To cut off the air from something. Metaphorically, to impose rules that prevent so.ething from flourishing.

Example sentences using "Stifle"

Q: Please show me example sentences with stifle.
A: Stifle is a word used to say that something is muffled/put to a stop/silenced.

An example would be: “Guns use a silencer to stifle the noise they make when fired.”
Q: Please show me example sentences with stifle.
A: Writer's block stifles my ability to finish my novel.
Q: Please show me example sentences with stifle.
A: "I covered her mouth to stifle the noises." "A bad art teacher stifled my creativity."
Q: Please show me example sentences with stifling.
A: The level of formality at this restaurant is stifling.
The amount of perfume she was wearing was stifling.
Too many rules can stifle a child's development.
You can stifle a campfire by throwing dirt onto it.

Synonyms of "Stifle" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between stifle and refrain ?
A: "To stifle something" means "to keep something from becoming noticable." It is almost always used with sounds. "Stifle a laugh" is the most common phrase. It is similar to "restrain."

"Refrain" means to not do something.

Differences:
Stifle is for actions that have already begun. "Stifle a cry." The cry is already started, but you will stop it.
Refrain is for actions that have not begun yet. "Refrain from crying." You have not started crying yet, and you will not begin.

Stifle something
Refrain from something
Q: What is the difference between stifling and suffocating ?
A: If you are talking about it being very hot, they mean the same thing. If you mean someone can't breathe because something is covering the face, use suffocation (not able to get air).
"This stifling heat will kill me."
"I can't work in this suffocating weather."
"The baby was suffocating when the pillow covered its face."
Q: What is the difference between stifle and suffocate, choke ?
A: Bonjour ! They all mean the same but they are used depending on the context.... "this room is suffocating", "I was stifled from the fumes coming out of that engine", "the pipes are choked" choke can also mean Stuck in certain situations

Translations of "Stifle"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? stifle
A: Réprimer or étouffer

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