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choking

[choh-king]
adjective
1.
(of the voice) husky and strained, especially because of emotion.
2.
causing the feeling of being choked: a choking cloud of smoke.

Origin:
choke + -ing2

chokingly, adverb
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choke
c.1200, aphetic of acheken, from O.E. aceocian "to choke" (with intensive a-), probably from base of ceoke "jaw, cheek." Meaning "valve which controls air to a carburetor" first recorded 1926. Choke-cherry (1785) so called for its astringent qualities. Choker "large neckerchief" is from 1848.
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choke (chōk)
v. choked, chok·ing, chokes

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

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

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