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Accelerator vs. Throttle

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Acceleratornoun

One who, or that which, accelerates.

‘The Second World War is said to have been a great accelerator for many scientific findings.’;

Throttlenoun

A valve that regulates the supply of fuel-air mixture to an internal combustion engine and thus controls its speed; a similar valve that controls the air supply to an engine.

Acceleratornoun

A device for causing acceleration.

Throttlenoun

The lever or pedal that controls this valve.

Acceleratornoun

(chemistry) A substance which speeds up chemical reactions.

Throttlenoun

The windpipe or trachea.

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Acceleratornoun

(vehicle) A pedal causing the vehicle to accelerate when it is pressed.

‘As soon as you get onto the slipway, push the accelerator.’;

Throttleverb

(transitive) To cut back on the speed of (an engine, person, organization, network connection, etc.).

Acceleratornoun

(photography) A chemical that reduces development time.

Throttleverb

(transitive) To strangle or choke someone.

Acceleratornoun

(physics) A device that accelerates charged subatomic particles.

Throttleverb

(intransitive) To have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation; to choke; to suffocate.

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Acceleratornoun

A muscle or nerve that speeds the performance of an action.

Throttleverb

(intransitive) To breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated.

Acceleratornoun

(computing) An accelerator key.

Throttleverb

(transitive) To utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a person half suffocated.

Acceleratornoun

(computing) A computer component using dedicated hardware to accelerate the processing and display of graphics.

Throttlenoun

The windpipe, or trachea; the weasand.

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Acceleratornoun

(historical) A light van to take mails between a post office and a railway station.

Throttlenoun

The throttle valve.

Acceleratornoun

One who, or that which, accelerates. Also as an adj.; as, accelerator nerves.

Throttleverb

To compress the throat of; to choke; to strangle.

‘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.’;

Acceleratornoun

a pedal that controls the throttle valve;

‘he stepped on the gas’;

Throttleverb

To utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a person half suffocated.

‘Throttle their practiced accent in their fears.’;

Acceleratornoun

a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

Throttleverb

To shut off, or reduce flow of, as steam to an engine.

Acceleratornoun

(chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected

Throttleverb

To have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation; to choke; to suffocate.

Acceleratornoun

a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles

Throttleverb

To breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated.

Throttlenoun

a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

Throttlenoun

a pedal that controls the throttle valve;

‘he stepped on the gas’;

Throttleverb

place limits on (extent or access);

‘restrict the use of this parking lot’; ‘limit the time you can spend with your friends’;

Throttleverb

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’;

Throttleverb

reduce the air supply;

‘choke a carburetor’;

Throttlenoun

a device controlling the flow of fuel or power to an engine

‘the engines were at full throttle’;

Throttlenoun

a person's throat, gullet, or windpipe.

Throttleverb

attack or kill (someone) by choking or strangling them

‘she was sorely tempted to throttle him’; ‘international sanctions were then throttling the country's economy’;

Throttleverb

control (an engine or vehicle) with a throttle

‘it has two engines that can be throttled’;

Throttleverb

reduce the power of an engine or vehicle by use of the throttle

‘the pitch of the engine fell as the driver throttled back’;

Throttle

A throttle is the mechanism by which fluid flow is managed by constriction or obstruction. An engine's power can be increased or decreased by the restriction of inlet gases (by the use of a throttle), but usually decreased.

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