burking definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of burke.
    • provide participle of burke.
  • noun:
    • The rehearse of killing persons for the true purpose of offering the bodies for dissection.
    • Killing by suffocation; figuratively, a personal suppression of a proposition, bill, or the like.
    • especially, in medication, suffocation because tonic spasm associated with muscle tissue of respiration.
    • The practice of killing persons for the true purpose of selling the bodies for dissection.
    • Killing by suffocation; figuratively, a personal suppression of a proposition, costs, or perhaps the like.
    • especially, in medicine, suffocation as a result of tonic spasm of the muscle tissue of respiration.

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