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stifle

verb [I or T] (NO AIR)    /ˈstaɪ.fl̩/
to (cause to) be unable to breathe because you have no air: He is said to have stifled his victim with a pillow. We almost stifled in the heat of the city.Breathing and stopping breathing
(Definition of stifle verb (NO AIR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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