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- v. Present participle of burke.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The practice of killing persons for the purpose of selling the bodies for dissection.
- n. Killing by suffocation; figuratively, a private suppression of a proposition, bill, or the like.
- n. Specifically, in medicine, suffocation due to tonic spasm of the muscles of respiration.
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