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stifle
used in Lord of the Flies

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
stifling the urge
Definition
to suppress (prevent something or decrease its development) — often political freedom
  • A stick snapped and he stifled a cough.
    p. 195.0
stifled = suppressed (stopped)
  • "After the feast," said Sam in a stifled voice.
    p. 158.6
stifled = suppressed (restricted in volume)
There are no more uses of "stifle" flagged with this meaning in Lord of the Flies.

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2  —1 use as in:
the heat is stifling
Definition
to make breathing difficult or impossible — often from heat or humidity
  • The disc of the sun was dull silver as though it were nearer and not so hot, yet the air stifled.
    p. 131.9
stifled = made breathing difficult
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