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stifle

(stī′fəl)
n.
The joint of the hind leg analogous to the human knee in certain quadrupeds, such as the horse.
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Coconut scale insects: The farmers voice is stifled not only on macro issues like the coconut levy, but also on specific ones.
"Far from unleashing a flurry of new innovative activity," Maskin and Bessen write, "these stronger property rights ushered in a period of stagnant, if not declining, R&D among those industries and firms that patented most." Industries that depend on sequential product development-the initial version is followed by an improved second version, etc.-are, they argue, likely to be stifled by stronger intellectual property regimes.
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Freedom of expression continues to be stifled and though no longer lashed, journalists continue to endure violence, at the hands of unseen and invisible elements with impunity, Farhatullah Babar said.
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