chokes

[ chohks ]
/ tʃoʊks /

noun Informal.

a manifestation of caisson disease that is characterized by dyspnea, coughing, and choking.

Origin of chokes

see origin at choke, -s3

Definition for chokes (2 of 2)

Origin of choke

1150–1200; Middle English choken, cheken, variant of achoken, acheken, Old English ācēocian to suffocate; akin to Old Norse kōk gullet

SYNONYMS FOR choke

OTHER WORDS FROM choke

choke·a·ble, adjectivein·ter·choke, verb (used with object), in·ter·choked, in·ter·chok·ing.un·choke·a·ble, adjectiveun·choked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chokes

choke
/ (tʃəʊk) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of choke

chokeable, adjective

Word Origin for choke

Old English ācēocian, of Germanic origin; related to cheek
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Medical definitions for chokes (1 of 2)

chokes
[ chōks ]

n.

A manifestation of caisson disease or altitude sickness characterized by dyspnea, coughing, and choking.

Medical definitions for chokes (2 of 2)

choke
[ chōk ]

v.

To interfere with the respiration of by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea.
To have difficulty in breathing, swallowing, or speaking.
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