[ chohks ]

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

Origin of chokes

see origin at choke, -s3

Words Nearby chokes Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use chokes in a sentence

  • Steam rises from many pools, and the sulphur smell almost chokes one.

    Stories of California | Ella M. Sexton
  • The welcome home—the voices of innumerable strangers—the hand-grips of many friend—it chokes one—it cannot be uttered!

    The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
  • At any rate, between chokes, my "little pet" raised the most roof-splitting yells.

    Mothering on Perilous | Lucy S. Furman
  • Yes, beastly cold, sunless hole; it kills every bit of a plant you put in, and the kitchen chokes them to death.

    Sons and Lovers | David Herbert Lawrence
  • Grain returned in the tailings is liable to get cracked in the cylinder, and much chaff in the tailings chokes the cylinder.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them | James H. Stephenson