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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stive \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. --Sandys. [1913 Webster] His chamber was commonly stived with friends or suitors of one kind or other. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]