restrainable

restrain

[ri-streyn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to hold back from action; keep in check or under control; repress: to restrain one's temper.
2.
to deprive of liberty, as by arrest or the like.
3.
to limit or hamper the activity, growth, or effect of: to restrain trade with Cuba.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English restreynen < Middle French restreindre < Latin restringere to bind back, bind fast, equivalent to re- re- + stringere to draw together; see strain1

restrainable, adjective
restrainability, noun
restrainingly, adverb
overrestrain, verb (used with object)
prerestrain, verb (used with object)
unrestrainable, adjective

1. refrain, restrain ; 2. re-strain, restrain.


1. bridle, suppress, constrain. See check1. 2. restrict, circumscribe, confine, hinder, hamper.


1. unbridle. 2. free, liberate.
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restrain (rɪˈstreɪn)
 
vb
1.  to hold (someone) back from some action, esp by force
2.  to deprive (someone) of liberty, as by imprisonment
3.  to limit or restrict
 
[C14 restreyne, from Old French restreindre, from Latin rēstringere to draw back tightly, from re- + stringere to draw, bind; see strain1]
 
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adj

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restrain
mid-14c., from stem of O.Fr. restraindre, from L. restringere "draw back tightly, confine, check" (see restriction).
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