verb (used with object)
to confine or keep within limits, as of space, action, choice, intensity, or quantity.
Origin: 1525–35; Related forms
< Latin restrictus
drawn back, tightened, bound, reserved, orig. past participle of restringere
, equivalent to re- re-
+ strictus strict
re·strict·er, re·stric·tor, noun
de·re·strict, verb (used with object)
o·ver·re·strict, verb (used with object)
pre·re·strict, verb (used with object)
curb, circumscribe, abridge, restrain.