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stiflingadjective

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

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

"stifling" in American English

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stiflingadjective

us   /ˈstɑɪ·flɪŋ/
extremely hot, with a lack of fresh air: 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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