What does choking mean?

Definitions for choking
ˈtʃoʊ kɪŋchok·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chokingnoun

    a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx)

  2. choking, strangling, strangulation, throttlingnoun

    the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe

    "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused"

Wiktionary

  1. chokingnoun

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

  2. chokingnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Choking

    of Choke

  2. Chokingadjective

    that chokes; producing the feeling of strangulation

  3. Chokingadjective

    indistinct in utterance, as the voice of a person affected with strong emotion

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  1. Choking

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of choking in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of choking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of choking in a Sentence

  1. Graeme Smith:

    It is certainly the first major breach of a provincial capital since 2001, they are choking the Afghan forces from all sides. It looks pretty grim.

  2. Ted Wheeler:

    Right now, we have to address the reality that we have hundreds, if not thousands, of tents choking virtually every public space in this city and that does not comport with the public’s expectations of what a humane response should be, while we want to be compassionate to those on the streets, we have to respect the fact that people don’t want their doorways blocked, they don’t want their businesses blocked, they don’t want sidewalks impeded.

  3. Alfred Sacchetti:

    You can't put an ad in a paper that says,' OK, everybody is going help a person who's choking this way for a week,'.

  4. President Trump:

    Our big mission is getting rid of ISIS, that’s where it’s always been. But when you see kids choking to death, you watch their lungs burning out, we had to hit him and hit him hard.

  5. William Shakespeare, Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet, act 1, sc. 1.:

    Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs, Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes, Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet.

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