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[ri-strikt] /rɪˈstrɪkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to confine or keep within limits, as of space, action, choice, intensity, or quantity.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin restrictus drawn back, tightened, bound, reserved, orig. past participle of restringere to restrain, equivalent to re- re- + strictus strict
Related forms
restricter, restrictor, noun
derestrict, verb (used with object)
nonrestricting, adjective
overrestrict, verb (used with object)
prerestrict, verb (used with object)
Synonyms
curb, circumscribe, abridge, restrain.
Antonyms
free.
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British Dictionary definitions for restricting

restrict

/rɪˈstrɪkt/
verb
1.
(often foll by to) to confine or keep within certain often specified limits or selected bounds: to restrict one's drinking to the evening
Word Origin
C16: from Latin rēstrictus bound up, from rēstringere; see restrain
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Word Origin and History for restricting

restrict

v.

1530s, from Latin restrictus, past participle of restringere (see restriction). Regarded 18c. as a Scottishism. Related: Restricted; restricting.

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