con·​trolled | \ kən-ˈtrōld How to pronounce controlled (audio) \

Definition of controlled

2 : regulated by law with regard to possession and use controlled drugs

Examples of controlled in a Sentence

Instead of arguing, they talked in a calm, controlled manner. The test was done under controlled conditions. The polar bears at the zoo live in a controlled environment.
Recent Examples on the Web The crime lab also took longer to process controlled substances and produce toxicology reports. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Apr. 2022 Welcome, in other words, to the latest cinematic incarnation of the multiverse, in which an infinite number of parallel timelines suddenly converge in a maelstrom of controlled chaos. Justin Changfilm Critic, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2022 Indictments were filed last month by federal prosecutors against Gerace and Bongiovanni for conspiracy to defraud the United States and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. NBC News, 6 Apr. 2022 Elsewhere, the process is less controlled; poachers in Siberia have been documented intercepting reindeer that are swimming across rivers in order to saw off their antlers. The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2022 In the controlled environment agriculture like indoor vertical farms, analysis from Allied Market Research projected growth investment in 2018 of $2.4 billion to 18 billion by 2026. Jennifer Kite-powell, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 There, the company can install trackside sensors to maximize control and feedback during flight while pushing the limits in a safe, controlled environment. J. George Gorant, Robb Report, 11 Jan. 2022 Despite the ongoing drama, there is a sense in Scandinavian capitals that e-scooters are something city officials want to encourage—just in a more controlled environment. Morgan Meaker, Wired, 7 Dec. 2021 This time, in a more controlled environment, this remarkable actress emphasizes a more existential theme, showing us how Hamer was always keeping on, keeping on, her eyes on the prize and marching her way toward freedom for both herself and others. Chris Jones,, 26 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of controlled

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of controlled was in 1581

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26 Apr 2022

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“Controlled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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con·​trolled | \ kən-ˈtrōld How to pronounce controlled (audio) \

Medical Definition of controlled

: regulated by law with regard to possession and use controlled drugs


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