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 for choking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Choke \Choke\ (ch[=o]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Choked; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Choking.] [OE. cheken, choken; cf. AS. [=a]ceocian
     to suffocate, Icel. koka to gulp, E. chincough, cough.]
     1. To render unable to breathe by filling, pressing upon, or
        squeezing the windpipe; to stifle; to suffocate; to
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              With eager feeding food doth choke the feeder.
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     2. To obstruct by filling up or clogging any passage; to
        block up. --Addison.
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     3. To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.;
        to stifle.
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              Oats and darnel choke the rising corn. --Dryden.
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     4. To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or
        strong feeling. "I was choked at this word." --Swift.
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     5. To make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the
        barrel of a shotgun.
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     To choke off, to stop a person in the execution of a
        purpose; as, to choke off a speaker by uproar.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Choking \Chok"ing\, a.
     1. That chokes; producing the feeling of strangulation.
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     2. Indistinct in utterance, as the voice of a person affected
        with strong emotion.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as
           with food or swelling of the larynx)
      2: the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the
         windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the
         accused" [syn: choking, strangling, strangulation,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  134 Moby Thesaurus words for "choking":
     abolishment, abolition, annihilation, annulment, asphyxia,
     asphyxiation, bar, barrier, blank wall, blind alley, blind gut,
     block, blockade, blockage, blurred, bottleneck, breathy, burking,
     burning out, burnout, cecum, choke, choked, choking off, clog,
     congestion, constipation, constrictive, contrary, controlling,
     costiveness, counterproductive, croaking, crosswise, cul-de-sac,
     damping, dead end, deracination, dousing, drawling, drawly,
     drowning, dying, dysphonic, elimination, embolism, embolus,
     eradication, extermination, extinction, extinguishment,
     extirpation, fire fighting, flame-out, garrote, going out, gorge,
     guttural, harsh, hawking, hindering, hindersome, hoarse, impasse,
     impediment, in the way, inarticulate, indistinct, infarct,
     infarction, inhibiting, inhibitive, interrupting, interruptive,
     jam, killing, liquidation, lisping, liver death, megadeath,
     mispronounced, muzzy, nasal, negation, nullification, obstacle,
     obstipation, obstructing, obstruction, obstructive, obstruent,
     occlusive, purge, putting out, quashing, quavering, quenching,
     repressive, restrictive, rooting out, sealing off, serum death,
     shaking, shaky, silencing, smotheration, smothering, snuffing,
     snuffing out, snuffling, squashing, squelching, starvation,
     stifled, stifling, stop, stoppage, strangled, strangling,
     strangulation, suffocation, suppression, suppressive, thick,
     throaty, throttling, tremulous, troublesome, twangy, uprooting,
     velar, violent death, voiding, watery grave

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