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restrainer

[ ri-strey-ner ]
/ rɪˈstreɪ nər /
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noun

a person or thing that restrains.
Photography. a chemical added to a developer to retard its action.

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Origin of restrainer

First recorded in 1560–70; restrain + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for restrainer

restrainer
/ (rɪˈstreɪnə) /

noun

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
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