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stultifying

adjective     /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     /ˈstʌl.tɪ.faɪ/ US  /-t̬ə-/ verb [T] She felt the repetitive exercises stultified her musical technique so she stopped doing them.Deteriorating and making worsePreventing and impedingLimiting and restricting stultifyingly     /-li/ adverb stultifyingly dull/boringUnhelpful and Uncooperative
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