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.
- throne room,
- throttle lever,
- throttle valve,
- throttle-body injection,
Origin of throttle
Examples from the Web for unthrottled
With an unthrottled groan, he lowered himself into the chair and turned his dark gaze upon the senator.A Mixture of Genius|Arnold Castle
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.