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stifling

adjective
     
stif‧ling
1 a room or weather that is stifling is very hot and uncomfortable, so that it seems difficult to breathe:
a stifling, crowded train
the stifling heat of the tropics
2 a situation that is stifling stops you from developing your own ideas and character:
an emotionally stifling relationship

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