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stifle
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
to make breathing difficult or impossible — often from heat or humidity
  • But what really recalled her to him at this moment was the stifling heat of the afternoon, which had brought the sweat out on his forehead.
    p. 134.0
stifling = making breathing more difficult
There are no more uses of "stifle" in 1984 by Orwell.

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