restrict

[ri-strikt]
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verb (used with object)

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

Nearby words

  1. restrainer,
  2. restraining order,
  3. restraint,
  4. restraint of trade,
  5. restraint order,
  6. restricted,
  7. restricted class,
  8. restricted code,
  9. restricted stock,
  10. restricted users group

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

derestrict

verb

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

restrict

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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Word Origin and History for derestrict

restrict

v.

1530s, from Latin restrictus, past participle of restringere (see restriction). Regarded 18c. as a Scottishism. Related: Restricted; restricting.

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