Meaning of “stifling” in the English Dictionary

"stifling" in British English

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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)