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Noun: restraint  ri'streynt
  1. The act of controlling by restraining someone or something
    "the unlawful restraint of trade"
  2. Discipline in personal and social activities
    "he was a model of polite restraint";
    - control
  3. The state of being physically constrained
    "dogs should be kept under restraint";
    - constraint
  4. A rule or condition that limits freedom
    "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"
  5. Lack of ornamentation
    "the room was simply decorated with great restraint";
    - chasteness, simplicity, simpleness
  6. A device that retards something's motion
    "the car did not have proper restraints fitted";
    - constraint

Derived forms: restraints

Type of: confinement, control, device, discipline, limitation, plainness, restriction

Antonym: unrestraint

Encyclopedia: Restraint