One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Not showing emotion; having one's feelings under control.‘his every word seemed to be calm and controlled’‘she's a very controlled player and is mentally tough’
2Under the control of someone or something.‘the country's tightly controlled financial markets’in combination ‘rebel-controlled areas of the country’
- 2.1 Having been limited in intensity or level; kept in check.‘a display of controlled aggression’‘the office was in a state of controlled chaos’
- 2.2 (of a drug) restricted by law with respect to use and possession.‘a sentence for possessing controlled substances’
- 2.3 (of an explosion) produced deliberately under conditions that are determined beforehand.‘bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on the suspicious object’
- 2.1 Having been limited in intensity or level; kept in check.
3(of an experiment, test, etc.) carried out under conditions that preclude error or the influence of extraneous factors.‘the first randomized controlled trial to study the effects of copper bracelets on rheumatoid arthritis’
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