Medical Term:

choke

Pronunciation: chōk

Definition:

  1. To prevent respiration by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea; (water choke can lead to laryngospasm).
  2. Any obstruction of the esophagus in herbivorous animals by a partly swallowed foreign body.

[M.E. choken, fr. O.E. āceōcian]

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