Therefore, the mechanism by which it can influence brain function is constrained.
He never ignited much enthusiasm, however, and he was constrained to choose a highly ideological legislator running mate.
Tesla has said that its ability to produce cars has been constrained by a lack of batteries from suppliers.
Beck can do this because he is not constrained by the fact/fiction divide that governs the rest of the news business.
Released but not free, the famed Chinese artist is out of jail but muzzled and constrained by the government.
Indeed, she may be constrained to return it, after all, unless the Bohmers are prepared to be reasonable.
Misery had broken her sleep by night, and constrained her conduct by day.
The worst is the constrained posture to which want pins us down.
The count acknowledged these remarks with a constrained smile.
But as heretofore I have confined myself strictly to facts, I am, to be consistent, constrained to abide by them now.
early 14c., constreyen, from stem of Old French constreindre (Modern French contraindre) "restrain, control," from Latin constringere "to bind together, tie tightly, fetter, shackle, chain," from com- "together" (see com-) + stringere "to draw tight" (see strain (v.)). Related: Constrained; constraining.