Stive (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stived (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Stiving.] [Probably fr. F. estiver to compress, stow, L. stipare: cf. It. stivare, Sp. estivar. Cf. Stevedore, Stiff.]

To stuff; to crowd; to fill full; hence, to make hot and close; to render stifling.


His chamber was commonly stived with friends or suitors of one kind or other. Sir H. Wotton.


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Stive, v. i.

To be stifled or suffocated.


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Stive, n.

The floating dust in flour mills caused by the operation or grinding.

De Colange.


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