stifling - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˈstaɪf(ə)lɪŋ/
  1. 1
    heat or a room that is stifling is so hot that it is difficult for you to breathe

    the stifling heat of a midsummer’s day

    The hotel lobby was stifling.

  2. 2
    air or a smell that is stifling makes it difficult for you to breathe

    the stifling smell of burning rubber

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