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English noun: choking

1. choking (state) a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx)

Broader (hypernym)disorder, upset

2. choking (act) the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe

SamplesNo evidence that the choking was done by the accused.

Synonymsstrangling, strangulation, throttling

Broader (hypernym)asphyxiation, suffocation

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