|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||the ability to control or moderate one's impulses, passions, etc: to show restraint|
|2.||the act of restraining or the state of being restrained|
|3.||something that restrains; restriction|
|[C15: from Old French restreinte, from restreindre to |
restraint re·straint (rĭ-strānt')
An instrument or a means of restraint to prevent the infliction of harm to self or others, such as a straightjacket.
control or repression of feelings; constraint.