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stifle

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stifle/ˈstaɪfəl/verb
stiflesstifledstifling
stifle
/ˈstaɪfəl/
verb
stiflesstifledstifling
Learner's definition of STIFLE  
[+ object] 
: to not allow yourself to do or express (something)
   b  : to stop (someone) from doing or expressing something
[+ object]  : to make (something) difficult or impossible
[no object]  : to be unable to breathe easily
   b  [+ object]  : to make (someone) unable to breathe or unable to breathe easily
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