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Suffocation vs. Choke

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Suffocationnoun

(uncountable) Asphyxia—a condition in which an extreme decrease in the concentration of oxygen in the body accompanied by an increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide leads to loss of consciousness or death.

‘A child left unattended may die of suffocation.’;

Chokeverb

(intransitive) To be unable to breathe because of obstruction of the windpipe (for instance food or other objects that go down the wrong way, or fumes or particles in the air that cause the throat to constrict).

‘Ever since he choked on a bone, he has refused to eat fish.’;

Suffocationnoun

(countable) A particular act of death or killing by means of asphyxia.

‘The coroner reported three suffocations last week.’;

Chokeverb

(transitive) To prevent (someone) from breathing or talking by strangling or filling the windpipe.

‘The collar of this shirt is too tight; it’s choking me.’;

Suffocationnoun

The act of suffocating, or the state of being suffocated; death caused by smothering or choking.

Chokeverb

(transitive) To obstruct (a passage, etc.) by filling it up or clogging it.

‘to choke a cave passage with boulders and mud’;

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Suffocationnoun

killing by depriving of oxygen

Chokeverb

(transitive) To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to kill (a plant by robbing it of nutrients); to extinguish (fire by robbing it of oxygen).

Suffocationnoun

the condition of being derprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)

Chokeverb

To perform badly at a crucial stage of a competition because one is nervous, especially when one is winning.

‘He has a lot of talent, but he tends to choke under pressure.’;

Suffocationnoun

the state or process of dying from being deprived of air or unable to breathe

‘prisoners told accounts of suffocations and shootings’; ‘the occupants died of suffocation inside the airtight compartment’; ‘suffocation by smoke inhalation’;

Chokeverb

(transitive) To move one's fingers very close to the tip of a pencil, brush or other art tool.

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Suffocationnoun

difficulty in breathing

‘we had to face heat and suffocation inside the coach’;

Chokeverb

(intransitive) To be checked or stopped, as if by choking

Suffocationnoun

a feeling of being trapped and oppressed

‘the country's slow suffocation under the ever-increasing weight of red tape’; ‘for years I could not escape feelings of suffocation’;

Chokeverb

(transitive) To check or stop (an utterance or voice) as if by choking.

Chokeverb

(intransitive) To have a feeling of strangulation in one's throat as a result of passion or strong emotion.

Chokeverb

(transitive) To give (someone) a feeling of strangulation as a result of passion or strong emotion.

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Chokeverb

(transitive) To say (something) with one’s throat constricted (due to emotion, for example).

Chokeverb

(transitive) To use the choke valve of (a vehicle) to adjust the air/fuel mixture in the engine.

Chokeverb

To reach a condition of maximum flowrate, due to the flow at the narrowest point of the duct becoming sonic (Ma = 1).

Chokeverb

To make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the barrel of a shotgun.

Chokenoun

A control on a carburetor to adjust the air/fuel mixture when the engine is cold.

Chokenoun

(sports) In wrestling, karate (etc.), a type of hold that can result in strangulation.

Chokenoun

A constriction at the muzzle end of a shotgun barrel which affects the spread of the shot.

Chokenoun

A partial or complete blockage (of boulders, mud, etc.) in a cave passage.

Chokenoun

The mass of immature florets in the centre of the bud of an artichoke.

Chokenoun

(electronics) choking coil

Chokenoun

A major mistake at a crucial stage of a competition because one is nervous, especially when one is winning.

Chokeverb

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.’;

Chokeverb

To obstruct by filling up or clogging any passage; to block up.

Chokeverb

To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.

‘Oats and darnel choke the rising corn.’;

Chokeverb

To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.

Chokeverb

To make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the barrel of a shotgun.

Chokeverb

To have the windpipe stopped; to have a spasm of the throat, caused by stoppage or irritation of the windpipe; to be strangled.

Chokeverb

To be checked, as if by choking; to stick.

‘The words choked in his throat.’;

Chokenoun

A stoppage or irritation of the windpipe, producing the feeling of strangulation.

Chokenoun

The tied end of a cartridge.

Chokenoun

a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current

Chokenoun

a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine

Chokeverb

breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion;

‘She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband’;

Chokeverb

be too tight; rub or press;

‘This neckband is choking the cat’;

Chokeverb

wring the neck of;

‘The man choked his opponent’;

Chokeverb

constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

Chokeverb

struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake;

‘he swallowed a fishbone and gagged’;

Chokeverb

fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation;

‘The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience’;

Chokeverb

check or slow down the action or effect of;

‘She choked her anger’;

Chokeverb

become or cause to become obstructed;

‘The leaves clog our drains in the Fall’; ‘The water pipe is backed up’;

Chokeverb

impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of;

‘The foul air was slowly suffocating the children’;

Chokeverb

become stultified, suppressed, or stifled;

‘He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village’;

Chokeverb

suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of;

‘His job suffocated him’;

Chokeverb

die;

‘The old man finally kicked the bucket’;

Chokeverb

reduce the air supply;

‘choke a carburetor’;

Chokeverb

cause to retch or choke

Chokeverb

(of a person or animal) have severe difficulty in breathing because of a constricted or obstructed throat or a lack of air

‘Willie choked on a mouthful of tea’;

Chokeverb

cause (a person or animal) to choke

‘the toys contained parts that could choke a very young child’;

Chokeverb

swallow something with difficulty

‘I attempted to choke down supper’;

Chokeverb

prevent (a plant) from growing by depriving it of light, air, or nourishment

‘the bracken will choke the wild gladiolus’;

Chokeverb

prevent or inhibit the occurrence or development of

‘higher rates of interest choke off investment demand’;

Chokeverb

(in sports) fail to perform at a crucial point of a game or contest as a result of nervousness

‘we were the only team not to choke when it came to the crunch’;

Chokeverb

fill (a space) so as to make movement difficult or impossible

‘the roads were choked with traffic’;

Chokeverb

make (someone) speechless with a strong feeling or emotion

‘he was choked with fury’;

Chokeverb

cause (someone) to feel tearful or extremely upset

‘I just choked up reading it’; ‘I was so choked up I started crying and couldn't sing any more’;

Chokeverb

suppress a strong emotion or the expression of such an emotion

‘Liz was choking back her anger’;

Chokeverb

enrich the fuel mixture in (a petrol engine) by reducing the intake of air

‘carbon monoxide results during a cold start, when an engine is choked’;

Chokenoun

a valve in the carburettor of a petrol engine that is used to reduce the amount of air in the fuel mixture when the engine is started

‘an automatic choke’; ‘too much choke does not help’;

Chokenoun

a knob which controls the choke in a carburettor

‘he pulled the choke out to its full extent’;

Chokenoun

a narrowed part of a shotgun bore near the muzzle, serving to restrict the spread of the shot

‘a full choke gun’; ‘many guns may not have the right choke’;

Chokenoun

an inductance coil used to smooth the variations of an alternating current or to alter its phase.

Chokenoun

an act or the sound of a person or animal having difficulty in breathing

‘a little choke of laughter’;

Chokenoun

the inedible mass of silky fibres at the centre of a globe artichoke.

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