To check or stop (a natural flow, secretion, or excretion)
The act by which something is quelled.
To suppress, repress, or stifle:
Having the respiratory passages blocked:
To be unable to breathe freely; choke; stifle; smother
Without air or without fresh air
Enclosed or enclosing; shut in
Extremely hot; torrid:
Of or containing sulfur, esp. tetravalent sulfur
Articulated with the tongue in the lower of two possible positions
(Psychology) To exclude something such as painful or disturbing memories automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind.
To repress; stifle.
To deaden, restrain, or depress:
To hinder the activity or free movement of.
Stultify is defined as to make someone or something seem useless or foolish.
To check (a blow, stroke, or thrust); parry; counter
To silence is to cause someone to stop speaking, or to cause noise to stop.
Interrupt is defined as to stop or cause something to stop for a period of time.
To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
(Mech.) To choke or stop up (a valve, etc.)
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To cause (a fire or light) to stop burning or shining; put out.
To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of. Often used with up :
To examine and expurgate.
To ban is defined as to stop people from doing something.
To turn off the sound of.
To lessen the vigor, intensity, or liveliness of; dull
To choke; strangle
To inhibit or suppress:
Quench is defined as to satisfy or to extinguish.
To bestow; to confer.
Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
Suppression is the act of keeping something from happening.
To increase temporarily the activity of (a body organ or system, for example).
To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
Oppressive due to a lack of fresh air
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