Definition Of stifle

noun

a joint in the legs of horses, dogs, and other animals, equivalent to the knee in humans.

At necropsy all stifle joints were stable to an anterior drawer force with no significant limitations in passive range of motion.

make (someone) unable to breathe properly; suffocate.

those in the streets were stifled by the fumes

restrain (a reaction) or stop oneself acting on (an emotion).

she stifled a giggle

Example Of stifle

  • A county judge dismissed that case last April under a California law aimed at discouraging lawsuits that stifle constitutionally-protected activities.

  • And by distributing a new pattern of economic activity over a broad rural area, even while stifling growth, prisons create sprawl.

  • And, well, I simply couldn't stifle my giggles.

  • As a result you are going to be stifling the activity of the most grassroots, casual type of political action, rather than that of the big press corporation.

  • At necropsy all stifle joints were stable to an anterior drawer force with no significant limitations in passive range of motion.


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