1. A coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current (synset 103028201)
  2. A valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine (synset 103028016)
  1. Breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion (synset 200002724)
    "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"
  2. Be too tight;
    Rub or press (synset 201573390)
    "This neckband is choking the cat"
  3. Wring the neck of (synset 201573572)
    "The man choked his opponent"
  4. Constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing (synset 200077703)
  5. Struggle for breath;
    Have insufficient oxygen intake (synset 200077451)
    "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
  6. Fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation (synset 202535335)
    "The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience"
  7. Check or slow down the action or effect of (synset 202428846)
    "She choked her anger"
  8. Become or cause to become obstructed (synset 201481233)
    "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
  9. Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of (synset 201478810)
    "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
  10. Become stultified, suppressed, or stifled (synset 200391905)
    "He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"
  11. Suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of (synset 200391723)
    "His job suffocated him"
  12. Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life (synset 200359085)
    "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
  13. Reduce the air supply (synset 200173172)
    "choke a carburetor"
  14. Cause to retch or choke (synset 200077359)

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