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stifle
used in Brave New World

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Definition
to make breathing difficult or impossible — often from heat or humidity
  • Home, home–a few small rooms, stiflingly over-inhabited by a man, by a periodically teeming woman, by a rabble of boys and girls of all ages.
    p. 37.1
stiflingly = uncomfortable (figuratively, making breathing difficult)
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