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abandon a state in which emotions or impulses control one completely. [1/6 definitions]
absolute power complete control over someone or something, esp. of a government or ruler over his citizens.
aileron a movable flap on the rear edge of an airplane's wing, used to control rolling and banking.
airship a lighter-than-air aircraft, with its own propulsion system and steering control.
amok in a murderous frenzy; violently out of control. [1/2 definitions]
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis a disease that causes loss of control in muscle movement because of the degeneration of nerve cells; Lou Gehrig's disease.
anarchic devoid of control or order; lawless. [1/2 definitions]
antihypertensive acting or tending to control hypertension. [1/2 definitions]
aquaplane of a vehicle or tire, to skid over water without the adequate traction for control. (Cf. hydroplane.) [1/3 definitions]
aquatint a type of etching that achieves the soft sweeping tones of a wash drawing or watercolor by careful control of the length of time acid is left on any given area of the etching plate.
atropine a toxic extract of belladonna used to control spasms and pain and to enlarge the pupils of the eye.
at the wheel in control; directing. [1/2 definitions]
automate to control or carry out using mechanical or electronic devices. [1/3 definitions]
automatism automatic, mechanical, or involuntary action, as in the operation of many bodily organs, in the actions of one not in conscious control, such as a sleepwalker, or in the suspension of conscious control so as to allow subconscious expression, as in art. [1/2 definitions]
autonetics (used with a sing. verb) the science of the use and development of automated devices used for control and guidance.
AWACS an aircraft fitted with a radome and carrying sophisticated radar and computer equipment, used for reconnaissance and for directing ground forces, or a warning system employing such aircraft (acronym for "Airborne Warning and Control System").
ball handler a player, esp. in basketball, whose position requires him or her to touch and control the ball, or one who handles the ball on a particular play. [1/2 definitions]
bate to moderate or control; restrain. [1/3 definitions]
beta blocker any of a class of drugs that inhibit the absorption of adrenalin and the activity of the autonomic nervous system, and are used to control the heartbeat and relieve angina and hypertension.
birth control control of the number and timing of children born, esp. through the use of contraceptive devices or drugs.
bit1 the metal part of a bridle that is placed in the mouth of an animal, usu. a horse, and used to restrain or control. [2/5 definitions]