choking

adjective
chok·ing | \ ˈchō-kiŋ \

Definition of choking 

1 : producing the feeling of strangulation a choking cloud of smog

2 : indistinct in utterance used especially of a person's voice a low choking laugh

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Other words from choking

chokingly \-kiŋ-lē \ adverb

Examples of choking in a Sentence

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The unicorn firework could also be a choking hazard as its small horn detaches. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "North Carolina fire department warns fireworks inside children's toys are being sold in town," 3 July 2018 The message to the administration was clear: Forget about your plan to unleash on freeways a class of rebuilt trucks that spew as much as 400 times the choking soot that conventional new big rigs do. Evan Halper, latimes.com, "EPA used disavowed research to justify putting dirtier trucks on the road," 29 May 2018 Basic first aid and obstructed airway management for conscious choking adult/child and infant will be covered. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 3 Apr. 2018 Basic first aid and obstructed airway management for conscious choking adult/child and infant will be covered. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 3 Apr. 2018 Basic first aid and obstructed airway management for conscious choking adult/child and infant will be covered. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 3 Apr. 2018 Basic first aid and obstructed airway management for conscious choking adult/child and infant will be covered. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 3 Apr. 2018 Basic first aid and obstructed airway management for conscious choking adult/child and infant will be covered. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 3 Apr. 2018 Basic first aid and obstructed airway management for conscious choking adult/child and infant will be covered. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of choking

1556, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of choking was in 1556

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