- a person or thing that restrains.
- Photography. a chemical added to a developer to retard its action.
Origin of restrainer
Related Words for restrainercontrol, restriction, rein, ledge, barrier, restraint, blow, limitation, rejection, reverse, constraint, holdup, stoppage, frustration, obstruction, inhibition, harness, curb, disappointment, reversal
Examples from the Web for restrainer
Historical Examples of restrainer
For he was zealous, and yet not wanting in knowledge, the restrainer of zeal.
The bromide is called a restrainer, as it makes the development of the image proceed more slowly.
What self-willed one would desire a mighty lord as his ruler and restrainer?The Kath Sarit Sgara
He was best known for his tannin process and alkaline developer, with a bromide solution as a restrainer.The Evolution of Photography
The development is extremely slow, without any tendency to fog; thus the addition of a restrainer should be avoided.
- a person who restrains
- a chemical, such as potassium bromide, added to a photographic developer in order to reduce the amount of fog on a film and to retard the development