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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈtʃəʊkɪŋ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈtʃoʊkɪŋ/
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choking (plural chokings)
- The process in which a person's airway becomes blocked, resulting in asphyxia in cases that are not treated promptly.
- The act of coughing when a foreign object (i.e. food, beverages) becomes lodged in a person's airway.
obstruction of the flow of air into the lungs