There are 2 definitions of stifle in English:

stifle1

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Pronunciation: /ˈstʌɪf(ə)l
 
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verb

[with object]

Derivatives

stifler

noun
More example sentences
  • These stiflers of academic success stem from personal experiences related to learning tasks.
  • Perhaps these stiflers of free press have had some profound conversion or just found it expedient for purposes of re-election.

Origin

late Middle English: perhaps from a frequentative of Old French estouffer 'smother, stifle'.

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There are 2 definitions of stifle in English:

stifle2

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Pronunciation: /ˈstʌɪf(ə)l
 
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(also stifle joint)

noun

  • A joint in the legs of horses, dogs, and other animals, equivalent to the knee in humans.
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    • At necropsy all stifle joints were stable to an anterior drawer force with no significant limitations in passive range of motion.
    • Alas, Tamarillo went down late last night with a knock to the stifle joint incurred over the cross-county and was withdrawn.
    • It primarily occurs in the shoulder or elbow joints, but it can affect the hocks or stifles, too.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin.

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