[ ri-strikt ]
/ rɪˈstrɪkt /
verb (used with object)
to confine or keep within limits, as of space, action, choice, intensity, or quantity.
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Origin of restrict
OTHER WORDS FROM restrict
re·strict·er, re·stric·tor, nounde·re·strict, verb (used with object)non·re·strict·ing, adjectiveo·ver·re·strict, verb (used with object)
pre·re·strict, verb (used with object)
Words nearby restrict
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British Dictionary definitions for restrictor
/ (rɪˈstrɪkt) /
(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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