verb (used with object)
to confine or keep within limits, as of space, action, choice, intensity, or quantity.

1525–35; < Latin restrictus drawn back, tightened, bound, reserved, orig. past participle of restringere to restrain, equivalent to re- re- + strictus strict

restricter, restrictor, noun
derestrict, verb (used with object)
nonrestricting, adjective
overrestrict, verb (used with object)
prerestrict, verb (used with object)

curb, circumscribe, abridge, restrain.

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restrict (rɪˈstrɪkt)
(often foll by to) to confine or keep within certain often specified limits or selected bounds: to restrict one's drinking to the evening
[C16: from Latin rēstrictus bound up, from rēstringere; see restrain]

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