verb (used with object), throt·tled, throt·tling.
- to obstruct or check the flow of (a fluid), as to control the speed of an engine.
- to reduce the pressure of (a fluid) by passing it from a smaller area to a larger one.
Origin of throttle
Related Words for throttledcontrol, inhibit, suppress, smother, silence, gag, strangle, stifle, strangulate, burke
Examples from the Web for throttled
Contemporary Examples of throttled
To be fair, he told me that he would kill me while he throttled my neck, and once I broke free I tried desperately to fight back.I Was Pregnant When He Hit Me. Here's #WhyIStayed.
September 10, 2014
These were men of their time, and their aesthetic interest in the ancient world was throttled by Christian prudery.The Importance of Adult Classifieds
September 6, 2014
Even the king of all search engines can be throttled up with a few simple tricks.13 Hacks to Improve Your Google Search
September 15, 2013
A: Well, we didn't shut it down—we throttled it back, to be fair.No Japan Effect: Steven Chu's Plan for Clean and Safe Energy in America
April 4, 2011
Historical Examples of throttled
Burnham's hand fell heavily on his forearm and he checked as if throttled.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
She tied a knot with flashing eyes, as if it throttled a foe.A Tale of Two Cities
Then he was dragged on to the middle of the rug, feeling by this time that he was going to be throttled.Is He Popenjoy?
I expect it would too, if someone could have throttled Billy Bounce.Torchy, Private Sec.
The name of self-government is noisy everywhere: the Thing is throttled.A Miscellany of Men
G. K. Chesterton
Word Origin for throttle
"strangle to death," c.1400, probably from Middle English throte "throat" (see throat). Related: Throttled; throttling. The noun, in the mechanical sense, is first recorded 1870s, from throttle-valve (1824), but was used earlier as a synonym for "throat" (1540s); it appears to be an independent formation, not derived from the verb.