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1. A valve that regulates the flow of a fluid, such as the valve in an internal-combustion engine that controls the amount of air-fuel mixture entering the cylinders.
2. A lever or pedal controlling such a valve.
tr.v. throt·tled, throt·tling, throt·tles
a. To regulate the flow of (fuel) in an engine.
b. To regulate the speed of (an engine) with a throttle.
2. To suppress: tried to throttle the press.
3. To strangle (a person); choke.

[Short for throttle valve, from throttle, to strangle, choke, from Middle English throtelen, probably from throte, throat; see throat.]

throt′tler n.


the act of strangling by restricting airflow through the windpipe
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.throttling - the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipethrottling - the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused"
suffocation, asphyxiation - killing by depriving of oxygen
References in classic literature ?
Simon Nishikanta was fiendish in his descriptions of whatever miscreant had done the deed and of how he should be made to suffer for it, while Grimshaw clenched and repeatedly clenched his great hands as if throttling some throat.
The result was that he was slowly throttling White Fang.
At last he fell, toppling backward, exhausted; and the bull-dog promptly shifted his grip, getting in closer, mangling more and more of the fur-folded flesh, throttling White Fang more severely than ever.
And then, what do you say to the good Cirongilio of Thrace, that was so stout and bold; as may be seen in the book, where it is related that as he was sailing along a river there came up out of the midst of the water against him a fiery serpent, and he, as soon as he saw it, flung himself upon it and got astride of its scaly shoulders, and squeezed its throat with both hands with such force that the serpent, finding he was throttling it, had nothing for it but to let itself sink to the bottom of the river, carrying with it the knight who would not let go his hold; and when they got down there he found himself among palaces and gardens so pretty that it was a wonder to see; and then the serpent changed itself into an old ancient man, who told him such things as were never heard.
The black, his face streaming blood, was throttling Jerry with both hands around his neck; and Jerry, snorting, choking, snarling, was scratching for dear life with the claws of his hind feet.
The next instant Martin's right hand had shot to a throttling clutch on his throat, and he was being shaken till his teeth rattled.
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The company was then accused of throttling speeds on its network, which the company's flamboyant CEO, John Legere, refuted, through a video message.
The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that TracFone's advertising promised unlimited data, but the company then drastically slowed down consumers' data speeds ae1/4" a practice known as throttling ae1/4" when they had used a certain amount of data within a 30-day period.
Dell Studio XPS 1645 notebook computer and had issues with throttling when running CPU intensive apps, a solution is finally here.