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stiflingadjective

uk   us   /ˈstaɪ.fl̩.ɪŋ/
  • stifling adjective (NO AIR)

extremelyhot and ​unpleasant: I can't ​bear this stifling ​humidity. Several hundred ​people were ​crammed into the stifling ​room.
stiflingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
It's stiflingly ​hot in here.
(Definition of stifling from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stiflingadjective

 us   /ˈstɑɪ·flɪŋ/
extremelyhot, with a ​lack of ​freshair: Summers in Virginia have always had stifling ​humidity.
(Definition of stifling from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stifling”
in Chinese (Simplified) 闷热的, 闷热的,热得令人窒息的…
in Turkish boğucu…
in Russian душный, жаркий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 悶熱的, 悶熱的,熱得令人窒息的…
in Polish skwarny…
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