verb (used with object), con·trolled, con·trol·ling.
Origin of control
Synonyms for control
Examples from the Web for well-controlled
Contemporary Examples of well-controlled
And some had been so well-controlled by vaccines that it no longer seemed like I would ever actually see a case during my career.Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers, Mumps Are Back. What’s Next?
March 20, 2014
Historical Examples of well-controlled
A well-controlled fire was then commenced on the attacking party.The Relief of Chitral
George John Younghusband
The dinner passed pleasantly enough, but both Ethel and Ruth noticed the Judge was under strong but well-controlled feeling.The Man Between
Amelia E. Barr
The law of recapitulation is in some well-controlled cases triumphantly vindicated by palæontology.Form and Function
E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Madame Piriac finished, with a peculiar inflection of her well-controlled voice.The Lion's Share
E. Arnold Bennett
I was sure that I could depend upon him: the more so that once frail of body he had developed into a strong, well-controlled man.Mrs. Falchion, Complete
adjective (well controlled when postpositive)
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.