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choking


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Choking  \Chok"ing\,  a. 
  1.  That  chokes;  producing  the  feeling  of  strangulation. 
 
  2.  Indistinct  in  utterance,  as  the  voice  of  a  person  affected 
  with  strong  emotion. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Choke  \Choke\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Choked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Choking}.]  [OE.  cheken,  choken;  cf  AS  [=a]ceocian  to 
  suffocate,  Icel.  koka  to  gulp,  E.  chincough  cough.] 
  1.  To  render  unable  to  breathe  by  filling,  pressing  upon  or 
  squeezing  the  windpipe;  to  stifle;  to  suffocate;  to 
  strangle. 
 
  With  eager  feeding  food  doth  choke  the  feeder. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  obstruct  by  filling  up  or  clogging  any  passage;  to 
  block  up  --Addison. 
 
  3.  To  hinder  or  check,  as  growth,  expansion,  progress,  etc.; 
  to  stifle. 
 
  Oats  and  darnel  choke  the  rising  corn.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  affect  with  a  sense  of  strangulation  by  passion  or 
  strong  feeling.  ``I  was  choked  at  this  word.''  --Swift. 
 
  5.  To  make  a  choke,  as  in  a  cartridge,  or  in  the  bore  of  the 
  barrel  of  a  shotgun. 
 
  {To  choke  off},  to  stop  a  person  in  the  execution  of  a 
  purpose;  as  to  choke  off  a  speaker  by  uproar. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  choking 
  adj  :  causing  difficulty  in  breathing  especially  through  lack  of 
  fresh  air  and  presence  of  heat;  "the  choking  June 
  dust";  "the  smothering  soft  voices";  "smothering  heat"; 
  "the  room  was  suffocating--hot  and  airless"  [syn:  {smothering}, 
  {suffocating},  {suffocative}] 
  n  1:  a  condition  caused  by  blocking  the  airways  to  the  lungs  (as 
  with  food  or  swelling  of  the  larynx) 
  2:  the  act  of  suffocating  by  constricting  the  windpipe;  "no 
  evidence  that  the  choking  was  done  by  the  accused"  [syn:  {strangling}, 
  {strangulation},  {throttling}] 




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