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"stifle late 14c., "to choke, suffocate, drown," ofuncertain origin, possibly an alteration of O.Fr.estouffer "to stifle, smother," which may be froma Gmc. source (cf. O.H.G. stopfon "to plug up,stuff"). Metaphoric sense is from 1570s."
As Chris says, "stymie" has a different root to the above.
October 20, 2010, 10:30pm
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