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English definition of “stifling”

stifling

adjective (PREVENT HAPPENING)    /ˈstaɪ.fl̩.ɪŋ/
preventing something from happening: stifling bureaucracyUnhelpful and Uncooperative
(Definition of stifling adjective (PREVENT HAPPENING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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