Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Choke-full adjective Full to the brim; quite full; chock-full.
Choke-strap noun (Saddlery) A strap leading from the bellyband to the lower part of the collar, to keep the collar in place.
1. In a shotgun, a bore which is tapered to a slightly smaller diameter at a short distance (usually 2½ to 3 inches) to the rear of the muzzle, in order to prevent the rapid dispersion of the shot. 2. A shotgun that is made with such a bore.
Chokebore transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Chokebored
; present participle & verbal noun Chokeboring
.] To provide with a chokebore.
Chokecherry noun (Botany) The astringent fruit of a species of wild cherry ( Prunus Virginiana ); also, the bush or tree which bears such fruit.
Chokedar noun [ Hindi chaukī-dār .] A watchman; an officer of customs or police. [ India]
1. One who, or that which, chokes. 2. A stiff wide cravat; a stock. [ Slang]
1. That chokes; producing the feeling of strangulation. 2. Indistinct in utterance, as the voice of a person affected with strong emotion.
Choking coil (Electricity) A coil of small resistance and large inductance, used in an alternating-current circuit to impede or throttle the current, or to change its phase; -- called also reactance coil or reactor , these terms being now preferred in engineering usage.
Choky noun [ From Hind. chauki watching, guard.]
1. A station, as for collection of customs, for palanquin bearers, police, etc. [ India] 2. Specif., a prison or lockup; a jail. [ India, or Slang, Eng.]
Choky Chokey adjective 1. Tending to choke or suffocate, or having power to suffocate. 2. Inclined to choke, as a person affected with strong emotion.
"A deep and choky
The allusion to his mother made Tom feel rather chokey .
Cholagogue adjective [ Greek ...; ... bile + ... leading, ... to lead: confer French cholagogue .] (Medicine) Promoting the discharge of bile from the system. -- noun An agent which promotes the discharge of bile from the system.
Cholate noun [ Greek ... bile.] (Chemistry) A salt of cholic acid; as, sodium cholate .
Cholecystis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... bile + ... bladder.] (Anat.) The gall bladder.
Cholecystotomy noun [ Cholecystis + Greek ... to cut.] (Surg.) The operation of making an opening in the gall bladder, as for the removal of a gallstone.
Choledology noun [ Greek ... bile + -logy . Confer French cholédologie .] (Medicine) A treatise on the bile and bilary organs. Dunglison. » Littré says that the word cholédologie is absolutely barbarous, there being no Greek word .... A proper form would be cholology .
Choleic adjective (Physiol. Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, bile; as, choleic acid.
[ Middle English coler
, French colère
anger, Latin cholera
a bilious complaint, from Greek ... cholera, from ..., ..., bile. See Gall
, and confer Cholera
.] 1. The bile; -- formerly supposed to be the seat and cause of irascibility.
His [ Richard Hooker's] complexion . . . was sanguine, with a mixture of choler ; and yet his motion was slow. 2. Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.
He is rash and very sudden in choler .
[ Latin , a bilious disease. See Choler
.] (Medicine) One of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera . Asiatic cholera
, a malignant and rapidly fatal disease, originating in Asia and frequently epidemic in the more filthy sections of other lands, to which the germ or specific poison may have been carried. It is characterized by diarrhea, rice-water evacuations, vomiting, cramps, pinched expression, and lividity, rapidly passing into a state of collapse, followed by death, or by a stage of reaction of fever.
-- Cholera bacillus
. See Comma bacillus .
-- Cholera infantum
, a dangerous summer disease, of infants, caused by hot weather, bad air, or poor milk, and especially fatal in large cities.
-- Cholera morbus
, a disease characterized by vomiting and purging, with gripings and cramps, usually caused by imprudence in diet or by gastrointestinal disturbance.
-- Chicken cholera
. See under Chicken .
-- Hog cholera
. See under Hog .
-- Sporadic cholera
, a disease somewhat resembling the Asiatic cholera, but originating where it occurs, and rarely becoming epidemic.
Choleraic adjective Relating to, or resulting from, or resembling, cholera.
Choleric adjective [ Latin cholericus , Greek ...: confer French cholérique .] Choleric temperament , the bilious temperament.
1. Abounding with, or producing choler, or bile. Dryden. 2. Easily irritated; irascible; inclined to anger. 3. Angry; indicating anger; excited by anger. " Choleric speech." Sir W. Raleigh.
Cholericly adverb In a choleric manner; angrily.
Choleriform adjective [ Cholera + -form .] Resembling cholera.
Cholerine noun (Medicine) (a) The precursory symptoms of cholera. (b) The first stage of epidemic cholera. (c) A mild form of cholera.
Choleroid adjective [ Cholera + -oid .] Choleriform.
Cholesteric adjective [ Confer French cholestérique .] Pertaining to cholesterin, or obtained from it; as, cholesteric acid. Ure.
[ Greek ... bile + ... stiff fat: French cholestérine
. See Stearin
.] (Chemistry) A white, fatty, crystalline substance, tasteless and odorless, found in animal and plant products and tissue, and especially in nerve tissue, in the bile, and in gallstones.
Choliamb, Choliambic noun [ Latin choliambus , Greek ...; ... lame + ... an iambus.] (Pros.) A verse having an iambus in the fifth place, and a spondee in the sixth or last.
Cholic, Cholinic adjective [ Greek ..., from ... bile.] (Physiol. Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the bile. Cholic acid (Chemistry) , a complex organic acid found as a natural constituent of taurocholic and glycocholic acids in the bile, and extracted as a resinous substance, convertible under the influence of ether into white crystals.
[ Greek ... bile.] (Physiol. Chem.) See Neurine .
[ Greek ..., ..., bile + ... color.] (Physiol.) See Bilirubin .
[ Greek ..., ..., bile + ... dusky.] (Physiol.) See Bilirubin .
Choltry noun A Hindoo caravansary.
Cholæmaa noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... bile + ... blood.] (Medicine) A disease characterized by severe nervous symptoms, dependent upon the presence of the constituents of the bile in the blood.
Chomage noun [ French chomage .]
1. Stoppage; cessation (of labor). 2. A standing still or idle (of mills, factories, etc.).
Chomp intransitive verb To chew loudly and greedily; to champ. [ Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.] Halliwell.
Chondrification noun (Physiol.) Formation of, or conversion into, cartilage.
Chondrify transitive verb & i. [ Greek ... cartilage + -fy .] To convert, or be converted, into cartilage.
Chondrigen noun [ Greek ... cartilage + -gen .] (Physiol. Chem.) The chemical basis of cartilage, converted by long boiling in water into a gelatinous body called chondrin.
Chondrigenous adjective [ Greek ... cartilage + -genous .] (Physiol.) Affording chondrin.
Chondrin noun [ Greek ... cartilage.] (Physiol. Chem.) A colorless, amorphous, nitrogenous substance, tasteless and odorless, formed from cartilaginous tissue by long-continued action of boiling water. It is similar to gelatin, and is a large ingredient of commercial gelatin.
Chondrite noun [ Greek ... a grain (of wheat or spelt), cartilage.] (Min.) A meteoric stone characterized by the presence of chondrules.
Chondritic adjective (Min.) Granular; pertaining to, or having the granular structure characteristic of, the class of meteorites called chondrites.
Chondritis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... cartilage + -itis .] (Medicine) An inflammation of cartilage.
Chondro- [ Greek ... a grain (of wheat or spelt), cartilage.] A combining form meaning a grain , granular , granular cartilage , cartilaginous ; as, the chondro cranium, the cartilaginous skull of the lower vertebrates and of embryos.
Chondrodite noun [ Greek ... a grain (of wheat or spelt), cartilage.] (Min.) A fluosilicate of magnesia and iron, yellow to red in color, often occurring in granular form in a crystalline limestone.
[ New Latin , from Greek ... cartilage + New Latin ganoidei
. See Ganoid
.] (Zoology) An order of ganoid fishes, including the sturgeons; -- so called on account of their cartilaginous skeleton.
[ Greek ... cartilage + -gen
.] (Physiol. Chem.) Same as Chondrigen .
Chondrogenesis noun [ Greek ... cartilage + genesis .] (Physiol.) The development of cartilage.
Chondroid adjective [ Greek ... cartilage + -oid .] Resembling cartilage.