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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Restrict \Re*strict"\, adjective [L. restrictus, p. p. of restringere. See {Restrain}.] Restricted. [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Restrict \Re*strict"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Restricted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Restricting}.] To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet.

Syn: To limit; bound; circumscribe; restrain; repress; curb; coerce.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

restrict

verb

1: place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school" [syn: {restrict}, {curtail}, {curb}, {cut back}]

2: place under restrictions; limit access to; "This substance is controlled" [ant: {derestrict}]

3: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends" [syn: {restrict}, {restrain}, {trammel}, {limit}, {bound}, {confine}, {throttle}]

4: make more specific; "qualify these remarks" [syn: {qualify}, {restrict}]


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