from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing a feeling of being choked or suffocated: The hall was filled with choking clouds of smoke.
- adj. Having a strained or husky sound: spoke in a choking voice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The process in which a person's airway becomes blocked, resulting in asphyxia in cases that are not treated promptly.
- n. The act of coughing when a foreign object (i.e. food, beverages) becomes lodged in a person's airway.
- v. Present participle of choke.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. That chokes; producing the feeling of strangulation.
- adj. Indistinct in utterance, as the voice of a person affected with strong emotion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing suffocation; tending to choke or suffocate.
- Obstructed or indistinct in utterance; gasping: as, to speak with a choking voice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx)
- n. the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe
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