a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx)
choking, strangling, strangulation, throttling(noun)
the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe
"no evidence that the choking was done by the accused"
The process in which a person's airway becomes blocked, resulting in asphyxia in cases that are not treated promptly.
The act of coughing when a foreign object (i.e. food, beverages) becomes lodged in a person's airway.
that chokes; producing the feeling of strangulation
indistinct in utterance, as the voice of a person affected with strong emotion
Choking is the mechanical obstruction of the flow of air from the environment into the lungs. Choking prevents breathing, and can be partial or complete, with partial choking allowing some, although inadequate, flow of air into the lungs. Prolonged or complete choking results in asphyxia which leads to anoxia and is potentially fatal. Oxygen stored in the blood and lungs keep the victim alive for several minutes after breathing is stopped completely. Choking can be caused by: ⁕Physical obstruction of the airway by a foreign body. ⁕Respiratory diseases that involve obstruction of the airway. ⁕Compression of the laryngopharynx, larynx or vertebrate trachea in strangulation.
The numerical value of choking in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of choking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of choking in a Sentence
He grabbed my tie, and he’s trying to get me out of the window. He was choking me. … I was fighting for my life.
I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means -- except by getting off his back.
She started choking. People cough, you think, well. And then started getting real red.' I can't breathe, I can't breathe,' i was big enough and tall enough to get some leverage on her and pick her up off her feet. I kept jerking and jerking and jerking until she said,' You're hurting me now.'.
He was making sound like he was choking on something, his left hand became stiff and his lips quivered.
They took off my jacket and sweater because it was choking me, thats why I was in a tank top, I didnt go there in a tank top.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for choking
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for choking »
Find a translation for the choking definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Український (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)