Dictionary Results for throttling

1. throttling - noun

· the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused"

Synonym(s): choking, strangling, strangulation

Hypernym(s): suffocation, asphyxiation

2. throttle - verb

· place limits on (extent or amount or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

Synonym(s): restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine

3. throttle - verb

· kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangulate his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"

Synonym(s): strangle, strangulate

Hypernym(s): kill

4. throttle - verb

· reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor"

Synonym(s): choke

Hypernym(s): enrich

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