verb (used with object), con·trolled, con·trol·ling.
Origin of control
Synonyms for control
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Contemporary Examples of uncontrolled
It also tolerated an uncontrolled traffic of men and weapons across the long border.Why Turkey Is Sitting Out the ISIS War
September 12, 2014
So, the trend of uncontrolled, dangerous alcohol consumption is likely to continue.Iran’s Drinking Problem
August 16, 2014
The IMF and World Bank had periodically shared their fears with New Delhi about the uncontrolled rise in population levels.Hold Onto Your Penis
David Frum, Justin Green
November 29, 2012
Calling Jim Manzi, author of the new book about the need for public-policy testing, Uncontrolled!What’s Right and Wrong in the Ryan Plan
August 11, 2012
Uncontrolled offers useful advice for navigating a hard-to-know world.David's Book Club: Uncontrolled
May 12, 2012
Historical Examples of uncontrolled
They were canceled and from that time on the market was uncontrolled.Herbert Hoover
He remembered the vastness and the rawness of the uncontrolled atmosphere.Second Sight
Basil Eugene Wells
But with a wide, uncontrolled gesture he held up the ring for her to see.
It was such a tone, loose, harsh and uncontrolled, as made Flora shrink.The Coast of Chance
Do you wonder I didn't give way to any wild, uncontrolled joy?Torchy As A Pa
verb -trols, -trolling or -trolled (tr)
- to regulate (financial affairs)
- to examine and verify (financial accounts)
- a device that regulates the operation of a machine. A dynamic control is one that incorporates a governor so that it responds to the output of the machine it regulates
- (as modifier)control panel; control room
Word Origin for control
early 14c., "to check, verify, regulate," from Anglo-French contreroller "exert authority," from Medieval Latin contrarotulus "a counter, register," from Latin contra- "against" (see contra) + rotulus, diminutive of rota "wheel" (see roll (n.)). From a medieval method of checking accounts by a duplicate register. Sense of "dominate, direct" is mid-15c. Related: Controlled; controlling.
Control group in scientific experiments is attested from 1952 (from a sense of control attested since 1875).
1580s, from control (v.). Control freak is late 1960s slang.
see out of control; spin control.