controlled

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adjective con·trolled \kən-ˈtrōld\

Definition of controlled

  1. 1 :  restrained

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

Examples of controlled in a Sentence

  1. Instead of arguing, they talked in a calm, controlled manner.

  2. The test was done under controlled conditions.

  3. The polar bears at the zoo live in a controlled environment.

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First Known Use of controlled

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CONTROLLED Defined for English Language Learners

controlled

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Definition of controlled for English Language Learners

  • : not overly angry or emotional

  • : done or organized according to certain rules, instructions, or procedures

  • —used to describe a drug that is illegal to have or use without permission from a doctor


Medical Dictionary

controlled

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adjective con·trolled \kən-ˈtrōld\

Medical Definition of controlled

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





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