a manifestation of caisson disease that is characterized by dyspnea, coughing, and choking.
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How to use chokes in a sentence
If a toy chokes a few children it is (rightly) pulled from the market.9-Year Old With an Uzi? America Is Tougher on Toys Than Guns | Cliff Schecter | August 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its insidious reach enters into medical offices and chokes off the free-speech rights of the people trying to work there.
She reluctantly gulps it down, chokes, and allows little rivers of green juice to dribble from the corner of her mouth.Is This Dildo-Licking, Dominatrix-Loving Vogue Blogger the New Face of Feminism? | Lizzie Crocker | May 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Exhausted from the chronic pain that pulsates through her body day and night, she chokes up on the phone.New Jersey Patients in Pain Over Scarcity of Medical Marijuana | Abby Haglage | February 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A slushy dysfunctional housewife chokes on a sandwich in her kitchen and wakes up to find that she has been saved by God.Anne Heche’s Crazy New Movie, ‘That’s What She Said’ | Lorenza Muñoz | October 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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