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When muscles contract and stiffen up, they can put pressure on nearby nerves.
BEST MASSAGE CHAIR: TAKE RELAXATION TO A NEW LEVEL RIGHT IN YOUR LIVING ROOMIRENA COLLAKUAUGUST 13, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
From Charlottesville to Capitol Hill, folks bracing for the worst — workers and residents who lived through violence and bloodshed — stiffened and waited for the metal manifestations of so much American hatred to be removed.
FENCES AREN’T FREEDOM AND STATUES AREN’T HISTORYPETULA DVORAKJULY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Our skin sags, our hair goes gray, joints stiffen and creak—all signs that our components—that is, proteins and other biomolecules—aren’t what they used to be.
GENETIC TRICKS OF THE LONGEST-LIVED ANIMALSARS STAFFMAY 31, 2021ARS TECHNICA
GOP-backed bills in various statehouses aim to ban ballot drop boxes, limit voting periods, restrict absentee voting or stiffen requirements for voter identification.
MORE THAN 100 CORPORATE EXECUTIVES HOLD CALL TO DISCUSS HALTING DONATIONS AND INVESTMENTS TO FIGHT CONTROVERSIAL VOTING BILLSTODD FRANKELAPRIL 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In December, Congress rewrote aviation safety laws in an effort to stiffen the regulator’s oversight of the company.
AIRLINES GROUND SOME 737 MAX JETS AFTER BOEING DISCLOSES ELECTRICAL PROBLEMIAN DUNCANAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“Mundaun” has a few creepy moments including one jump scare that made my back stiffen in my chair.
‘MUNDAUN’ OFFERS THE RARE CHANCE TO SMOKE A PIPE WHILE TALKING TO THE SEVERED HEAD OF A GOATCHRISTOPHER BYRDMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Despite America’s growing love for the four-legged friends, only a few states have laws that stiffen penalties for stealing pets.
LADY GAGA GOT HER DOGS BACK, BUT AS CRIMINALS CAPITALIZE ON THE DEMAND FOR PANDEMIC PUPS, OTHERS AREN'T SO LUCKYMELISSA CHANMARCH 12, 2021TIME
The Transportation Department’s internal watchdog said in a report that the Federal Aviation Administration still needs to do more to stiffen its oversight of Boeing two years after deadly 737 Max crashes.
FAA STILL NEEDS TO STRENGTHEN BOEING OVERSIGHT AFTER MAX CRASHES, INSPECTOR GENERAL SAYSIAN DUNCAN, MICHAEL LARISFEBRUARY 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Black Hood took two steps toward her and saw her gun wrist stiffen.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Jessie saw the dark eyes blaze and the stern face of the countess stiffen with fury.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO STIFFEN

  • balanced
  • ballasted
  • bolted
  • braced
  • buttressed
  • counterbalanced
  • counterpoised
  • equalized
  • fastened
  • firmed
  • firmed up
  • fixed
  • froze
  • maintained
  • ossified
  • poised
  • preserved
  • propped
  • secured
  • set
  • settled
  • stabilitated
  • steadied
  • stiffened
  • supported
  • sustained
  • upheld
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