restrict

[ ri-strikt ]
/ rɪˈstrɪkt /

verb (used with object)

to confine or keep within limits, as of space, action, choice, intensity, or quantity.

Origin of restrict

1525–35; < Latin restrictus drawn back, tightened, bound, reserved, orig. past participle of restringere to restrain, equivalent to re- re- + strictus strict

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British Dictionary definitions for derestrict (1 of 2)

derestrict

/ (ˌdiːrɪˈstrɪkt) /

verb

(tr) to render or leave free from restriction, esp a road from speed limits

Derived Forms

derestriction, noun

British Dictionary definitions for derestrict (2 of 2)

restrict

/ (rɪˈstrɪkt) /

verb

(often foll by to) to confine or keep within certain often specified limits or selected boundsto restrict one's drinking to the evening

Word Origin for restrict

C16: from Latin rēstrictus bound up, from rēstringere; see restrain
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