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 for throttle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Throttle \Throt"tle\, n. [Dim. of throat. See Throat.]
     1. The windpipe, or trachea; the weasand. --Sir W. Scott.
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     2. (Steam Engine) The throttle valve.
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     Throttle lever (Steam Engine), the hand lever by which a
        throttle valve is moved, especially in a locomotive.
     Throttle valve (Steam Engine), a valve moved by hand or by
        a governor for regulating the supply of steam to the steam
        chest. In one form it consists of a disk turning on a
        transverse axis.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Throttle \Throt"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Throttled; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Throttling.]
     1. To compress the throat of; to choke; to strangle.
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              Grant him this, and the Parliament hath no more
              freedom than if it sat in his noose, which, when he
              pleases to draw together with one twitch of his
              negative, shall throttle a whole nation, to the wish
              of Caligula, in one neck.             --Milton.
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     2. To utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a
        person half suffocated. [R.]
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              Throttle their practiced accent in their fears.
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     3. To shut off, or reduce flow of, as steam to an engine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Throttle \Throt"tle\, v. i.
     1. To have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of
        suffocation; to choke; to suffocate.
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     2. To breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
           [syn: accelerator, throttle, throttle valve]
      2: a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the
         gas" [syn: accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal,
         gas, throttle, gun]
      v 1: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of
           this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your
           friends" [syn: restrict, restrain, trammel, limit,
           bound, confine, throttle]
      2: kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he
         tried to strangle his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been
         strangling several dozen prostitutes" [syn: strangle,
         strangulate, throttle]
      3: reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor" [syn: choke,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "throttle":
     abduct, arrest, asphyxiate, backpedal, backwater, bottle up, brake,
     burke, carry off, censor, check, choke, choke off, clamp down on,
     clip the wings, cork, cork up, crack down on, crush, curb,
     damp down, decelerate, deflate, delay, detain, disarm, draw rein,
     drown, dumbfound, ease off, ease up, enchain, extinguish, gag,
     garrote, hamstring, handcuff, hobble, hog-tie, hold back,
     hold down, hold in check, hold up, hush, hush-hush, impede,
     jump on, keep back, keep down, keep under, kidnap, kill, knock out,
     let down, let up, lose ground, lose momentum, lose speed, manacle,
     moderate, muffle, muzzle, obstruct, paralyze, pour water on,
     prostrate, put down, put to silence, quash, quell, quench, quiet,
     quieten, reef, rein in, relax, repress, retard, set back, shanghai,
     shush, shut down on, silence, sit down on, sit on, slack off,
     slack up, slacken, slow, slow down, slow up, smash, smother,
     soft-pedal, squash, squelch, stanch, stay, stifle, still,
     stop the breath, strangle, strike dumb, stultify, subdue,
     suffocate, suppress, take in sail, throttle down, truss up

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