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Adjective: harnessed  haa(r)-nist
  1. Brought under control and put to use
    "electricity from the harnessed Colorado River"; "the harnessed power of the atom"
Verb: harness  haa(r)-nus [N. Amer], haa(r)-nis [Brit]
  1. (animal husbandry) put a harness
    "harness the horse";
    - tackle
     
  2. Exploit the power of
    "harness natural forces and resources"
     
  3. Control and direct with or as if by reins
    "harness a horse";
    - rein in, draw rein, rein
     
  4. Keep in check
    "harness one's temper";
    - rule, rein

See also: controlled

Type of: attach, bound, command, confine, control, exploit, limit, restrain, restrict, tap, throttle, trammel

Antonym: unharness

Encyclopedia: Harness, Illinois