Definition of Choking

1. Noun. A condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx).

Generic synonyms: Disorder, Upset
Derivative terms: Choke, Choke, Choke



2. Noun. The act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe. "No evidence that the choking was done by the accused"
Exact synonyms: Strangling, Strangulation, Throttling
Generic synonyms: Asphyxiation, Suffocation
Derivative terms: Choke, Choke, Strangle, Strangle, Strangulate, Throttle

Definition of Choking

1. a. That chokes; producing the feeling of strangulation.

Definition of Choking

1. Noun. The process in which a person's airway becomes blocked, resulting in asphyxia in cases that are not treated promptly. ¹

2. Noun. The act of coughing when a foreign object (i.e. food, beverages) becomes lodged in a person's airway. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of choke) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Choking

1. choke [v] - See also: choke

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Choking

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chokidar
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choking (current term)
choking bloom
choking blooms
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Literary usage of Choking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Diseases of Animals: A Book of Brief and Popular Advice on the Care and by Nelson Slater Mayo (1913)
"choking choking is a closing of the esophagus with some foreign body or from ... The most frequent cause of choking is the attempt to swallow some hard body ..."

2. The Diseases of Animals: A Book of Brief and Popular Advice on the Care and by Nelson Slater Mayo (1920)
"choking choking is a closing of the esophagus with some foreign body or from ... The most frequent cause of choking is the attempt to swallow some hard body ..."

3. Precedents of Indictments and Pleas: Adapted to the Use Both of the Courts by Francis Wharton (1871)
"First count, by choking against two — one as principal in the first degree, and the other in the second degree. (129) Second count, by choking and beating. ..."

4. Transformers for Single and Multiphase Currents: A Treatise on Their Theory by Gisbert Kapp (1896)
"choking coils.—If lamps are worked in parallel from a constant pressure circuit, the pressure at the lamp terminals may conveniently be reduced by choking ..."

5. Science Abstracts by Institution of Electrical Engineers (1900)
"The first consists in producing a phase-displacement between the currents in S and those in Si by means of a choking-coil D, so as to obtain a rotating ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1884)
"... into the outgoing nerve-sheaths ; this serous exudation producing incomplete choking of the nerve, followed by inflammation and atrophie degeneration. ..."

7. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1904)
"... choking as it should not do, the literary judgment. Mitford oj the good mav have been an irregular arid capricious writer, but the worst vices of the ..."

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