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[ lim-i-ting ]


  1. serving to restrict or restrain; restrictive; confining.
  2. Grammar. of the nature of a limiting adjective or a restrictive clause.

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Other Words From

  • non·limit·ing adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of limiting1

First recorded in 1570–80; limit + -ing 2

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Example Sentences

The new menu of communication options on offer seemed to promise more choice, but actually represented some serious limiting of our ability to reach each other.

That is great in some ways, but it is obviously a little bit more limiting because the data is confined only within their house.

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The problem with this attachment to a particular place, though, is that it can seem limiting.

Conservative advocates of limiting convictions to cases of “forcible rape” often rely on “traditional values.”

Farmers have begun limiting access to their farms and pigs to prevent virus importation.

Many have left the religion of their childhoods because of such narrow and limiting attitudes.

Silicon chips are typically two-dimensional, Boahen explained, limiting the number of dedicated currents they can utilize.

It has as yet suffered no loss and is able to restrict its loss to a minimum by limiting the loan to a particular figure.

And on the third reading of the bill, the Duke of Richmond proposed limiting the bill to seven of the largest towns.

Except when the limiting stresses are of opposite sign, the two tables agree very well.

The bones of the skull are likely to be thicker and heavier than usual, thus also limiting the cranial capacity.

The French women now appear in simple attire and are limiting their shopping to the few things they need.





limiterlimiting adjective