Definitions for "Stifle"
The joint next above the hock, and near the flank, in the hind leg of the horse and allied animals; the joint corresponding to the knee in man; -- called also stifle joint. See Illust. under Horse.
Knee joint, stifle joint . . .. A joint in the hind leg, formed by the articulation of upper and lower thighs. . . "hindquarter angulation" . . . relates directly to the angle formed at this joint.
The joint of the hind leg where the upper and lower thighs meet. The dog's knee.
To suppress the manifestation or report of; to smother; to conceal from public knowledge; as, to stifle a story; to stifle passion.
conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"
To stop the breath of by crowding something into the windpipe, or introducing an irrespirable substance into the lungs; to choke; to suffocate; to cause the death of by such means; as, to stifle one with smoke or dust.
To die by reason of obstruction of the breath, or because some noxious substance prevents respiration.
impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
Keywords:  kneecap
Keywords:  deaden, quench, extinguish, flame, fire
To stop; to extinguish; to deaden; to quench; as, to stifle the breath; to stifle a fire or flame.