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Noun: throttling  thró-tu-ling
  1. The act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe
    "no evidence that the throttling was done by the accused";
    - choking, strangling, strangulation
Verb: throttle  thró-t(u)l
  1. Place limits on (extent or access)
    - restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine
  2. Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    "he tried to throttle his opponent";
    - strangle, strangulate
  3. Reduce the air supply
    "throttle a carburettor";
    - choke

Derived forms: throttlings

Type of: asphyxiation, check, contain, control, curb, enrich, hold, hold in, kill, moderate, suffocation

Encyclopedia: Throttling