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Suffocation vs. Choke — What's the Difference?

Suffocation vs. Choke — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Suffocation and Choke

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Suffocation

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
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Choke

(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
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Suffocation

To kill or destroy by preventing access of air or oxygen.
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Choke

Fill (a space) so as to make movement difficult or impossible
The roads were choked with traffic
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Suffocation

To impair the breathing of or cause discomfort to by cutting off the supply of fresh air.
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Choke

Make (someone) speechless with a strong feeling or emotion
He was choked with fury
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Suffocation

To suppress the development, imagination, or creativity of; stifle
"The rigid formality of the place suffocated her" (William Makepeace Thackeray).
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Choke

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
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Suffocation

To die from lack of air or oxygen.
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Choke

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
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Suffocation

To feel discomfort from lack of fresh air.
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Choke

An act or the sound of a person or animal having difficulty in breathing
A little choke of laughter
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Suffocation

To become or feel oppressed; be stifled.
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Choke

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

(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.
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Choke

To interfere with the respiration of by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea.
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Suffocation

(countable) A particular act of death or killing by means of asphyxia.
The coroner reported three suffocations last week.
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Choke

To check or slow down the movement, growth, or action of
A garden that was choked by weeds.
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Suffocation

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

To block up or obstruct by filling or clogging
Mud choked the drainpipe.
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Suffocation

Killing by depriving of oxygen
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Choke

To fill up completely; jam
Major commuter arteries were choked with stalled traffic.
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Suffocation

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

To reduce the air intake of (a carburetor), thereby enriching the fuel mixture.
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Choke

(Sports) To grip (a bat or racket, for example) at a point nearer the hitting surface.
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Choke

To have difficulty in breathing, swallowing, or speaking.
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Choke

To become blocked up or obstructed.
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Choke

(Sports) To shorten one's grip on the handle of a bat or racket. Often used with up.
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Choke

To fail to perform effectively because of nervous agitation or tension, especially in an athletic contest
Choked by missing an easy putt on the final hole.
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Choke

The act or sound of choking.
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Choke

Something that constricts or chokes.
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Choke

A slight narrowing of the barrel of a shotgun serving to concentrate the shot.
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Choke

A device used in an internal-combustion engine to enrich the fuel mixture by reducing the flow of air to the carburetor.
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Choke

The fibrous inedible center of an artichoke head.
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Choke

(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.
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Choke

(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.
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Choke

(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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Choke

(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).
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Choke

To perform badly at a crucial stage of a competition, especially when one appears to be clearly winning.
He has a lot of talent, but he tends to choke under pressure.
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Choke

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

To hold the club or bat lower on the shaft in order to shorten one's swing.
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Choke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(electronics) A choking coil.
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Choke

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

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

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.
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Choke

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

To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.
Oats and darnel choke the rising corn.
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Choke

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

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

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

To be checked, as if by choking; to stick.
The words choked in his throat.
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Choke

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

The tied end of a cartridge.
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Choke

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

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

Breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion;
She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband
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Choke

Be too tight; rub or press;
This neckband is choking the cat
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Choke

Wring the neck of;
The man choked his opponent
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Choke

Constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
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Choke

Struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake;
He swallowed a fishbone and gagged
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Choke

Fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation;
The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience
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Choke

Check or slow down the action or effect of;
She choked her anger
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Choke

Become or cause to become obstructed;
The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
The water pipe is backed up
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Choke

Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of;
The foul air was slowly suffocating the children
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Choke

Become stultified, suppressed, or stifled;
He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village
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Choke

Suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of;
His job suffocated him
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Choke

Die;
The old man finally kicked the bucket
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Choke

Reduce the air supply;
Choke a carburetor
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Choke

Cause to retch or choke
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