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tr.v. reg·u·lat·ed, reg·u·lat·ing, reg·u·lates
1. To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
2. To adjust to a particular specification or requirement: regulate temperature.
3. To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
4. To put or maintain in order: regulate one's eating habits.
[Middle English, from Late Latin rēgulāre, rēgulāt-, from Latin rēgula, rod, rule; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]
reg′u·la′tive, reg′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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|Adj.||1.||regulated - controlled or governed according to rule or principle or law; "well regulated industries"; "houses with regulated temperature"|
unregulated - not regulated; not subject to rule or discipline; "unregulated off-shore fishing"
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