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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
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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 great rich London doctor cried out aloud with a sharp, throttling cry; he dashed his questioner across the open space, and, with his hands over his head, fled out of the door like a detected thief.
It is true, there are occasions when Nature asserts her violated dominions; -- but then the devouring of a man-at-arms, or the throttling of a consecrated bull, is a circumstance of too little moment to be more than hinted at in Epidaphne.
I won't dwell on the idea that you're Verner, or the throttling might begin, after all.
The Countess Olenska had said "after five"; and at half after the hour Newland Archer rang the bell of the peeling stucco house with a giant wisteria throttling its feeble cast-iron balcony, which she had hired, far down West Twenty-third Street, from the vagabond Medora.
With Carthoris at my side I fought for the red men of Barsoom and for their total emancipation from the throttling bondage of a hideous superstition.
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.
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.
I did not want to have the throttling of him, you understand--and indeed it would have been very little use for any practical purpose.
They were Maud's hands, striving vainly to tear loose the hand that was throttling me.
Quicker than the flash of his own gun he sprang upon his feet, and was throttling his opponent with a power that would soon have terminated the contest, when he felt the arms of the trapper thrown round his body, confining his exertions by a strength very little inferior to his own.