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stultifying

adjective uk   /ˈstʌl.tɪ.faɪ.ɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ə-/ formal disapproving
preventing new ideas from developing: These countries are trying to shake off the stultifying effects of several decades of state control.Unhelpful and Uncooperative
stultify
verb [T] uk   /ˈstʌl.tɪ.faɪ/ us    /-t̬ə-/
She felt the repetitive exercises stultified her musical technique so she stopped doing them.Deteriorating and making worsePreventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
stultifyingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
stultifyingly dull/boringUnhelpful and Uncooperative
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