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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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In rare cases, stifling a sneeze has led to a condition in which air gets trapped between the lungs, 'and even rupture of a cerebral aneurysm,' which is a ballooning blood vessel in the brain, they explained.
Those who say that are the ones stifling debate on the subject.
How right he is to reject censorship of the BBC whether imposed by Government agency or the more stifling means proposed by the clean-up TV campaigners.
PATRICK Stifling: our man George in safety kit SCULLY
Bruce Undy, Warwickshire and Coventry Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, said: "Regulation has long been stifling business growth so these plans to put an end to the excessive legislation that choke small businesses is welcome news.
SHADOW chancellor George Osborne has attacked the Government for stifling the nation's science community.
If people are too discouraged because it's become too stifling and bureaucratic, they may not start or keep going in business and that would not be to our advantage."
The monotony of Stony's small town is conveyed well; the stifling feeling envelops every moment of action.
Infinia Corp., Kennewick, Wash., is developing a solar Stifling engine which concentrates light from a parabolic dish to generate electricity.
The Fed paused its series of 17 consecutive quarter point interest rates hikes first at its August meeting for fear of stifling the economy and to allow the increases--which lifted interest rates from a historical low of 1% beginning at the Fed's June 2004 meeting--time to take hold.
In reference to "Defense Stifles Innovation Despite Urgent War Needs," the problem of bureaucracy stifling innovation certainly exists.
GORDON RAMSAY is still London's best chef but his dominance of the capital's best restaurants could become 'stifling', a new guide out today warns.