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stifle
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
to make breathing difficult or impossible — often from heat or humidity
  • The room was large and stifling, and, though it was already four o'clock, opening the windows admitted only a gust of hot shrubbery from the Park.
    p. 126.6
stifling = making breathing difficult — typically due to heat and humidity
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