restraint

  • 1 Restraint — may refer to:* Physical restraint, the practice of rendering people helpless or keeping them in captivity by means such as handcuffs, ropes, straps, etc. ** Medical restraint, a subset of general physical restraint used for medical purposes *… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 restraint — re‧straint [rɪˈstreɪnt] noun [countable, uncountable] a rule or principle limiting what countries, companies etc can sell, advertise, buy etc: • Beijing promised to ease import restraints and buy more U.S. products. • The regulations were ruled… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 restraint — re·straint /ri strānt/ n 1 a: an act or fact of restraining see also prior restraint b: the state of being restrained 2 a: a means of restraining b: a device that restricts movement (as of pri …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 restraint — [n1] self control abstemiousness, abstinence, caution, coercion, command, compulsion, confines, constraint, control, coolness, curtailment, economy, forbearance, grip, hindrance, hold, inhibition, limitation, moderation, prevention, repression,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 Restraint — Re*straint , n. [OF. restraincte, fr. restrainct, F. restreint, p. p. of restraindre, restrendre. See {Restrain}.] 1. The act or process of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from motion or action, in any manner; hindrance of the will,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 restraint — (n.) action of restraining, c.1400, from O.Fr. restrainte, prop. fem. pp. of restraindre (see RESTRAIN (Cf. restrain)). Meaning means of restraint is recorded from early 15c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 Restraint — Restraint. См. Ограничитель. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 8 restraint — constraint, compulsion, *force, coercion, duress, violence Analogous words: curbing, checking, inhibiting (see RESTRAIN): hindering, impeding, obstructing, blocking (see HINDER) Antonyms: incitement: liberty …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 restraint — ► NOUN 1) the action of restraining. 2) a measure or condition that restrains. 3) a device which limits or prevents freedom of movement. 4) dispassionate or moderate behaviour; self control …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 restraint — [ri strānt′] n. [ME restreinte < OFr restrainte < restreindre, to RESTRAIN] 1. a restraining or being restrained 2. a restraining influence or action 3. a means or instrument of restraining 4. a loss or limitation of liberty; confinement 5 …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 restraint — noun 1 limit/control on sth ADJECTIVE ▪ voluntary ▪ agreements on voluntary export restraints ▪ conventional ▪ What happens when the conventional restraints on human cruelty are removed? ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 restraint — n. control act of restraining 1) to display, exercise, show restraint 2) to cast off, fling off, shake off (all) restraint 3) (legal) prior restraint 4) restraint in (they showed restraint in responding to the provocation) 5) in restraint of (in… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 restraint — Confinement, abridgment, or limitation. Prohibition of action; holding or pressing back from action. Hindrance, confinement, or restriction of liberty. Obstruction, hindrance or destruction of trade or commerce. See restraint of trade stop. @… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 Restraint — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Restraint >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 restraint restraint Sgm: N 1 hindrance hindrance &c. 706 Sgm: N 1 coercion coercion &c.(compulsion) 744 Sgm: N 1 cohibition cohibition constraint repression …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 restraint — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Act of holding back Nouns 1. restraint, inhibition, repression, discipline, control, check, curb, rein; limitation, restriction; prohibition; monopoly. See circumscription, limit, subjection, retention,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 restraint — [[t]rɪstre͟ɪnt[/t]] restraints 1) N VAR: usu with supp, oft N on n Restraints are rules or conditions that limit or restrict someone or something. The Prime Minister is calling for new restraints on trade unions... With open frontiers and lax… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 restraint */ — UK [rɪˈstreɪnt] / US noun Word forms restraint : singular restraint plural restraints 1) [uncountable] the limit or control of the expression of strong emotion or opinion The President sent a letter to both nations urging restraint. 2)… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 restraint — re|straint [rıˈstreınt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: restreinte, from restreindre; RESTRAIN] 1.) [U] calm sensible controlled behaviour, especially in a situation when it is difficult to stay calm ▪ The police were praised for their… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 restraint — re|straint [ rı streınt ] noun * 1. ) uncount the limit or control of the expression of strong emotion or opinion: The President sent a letter to both nations urging restraint. 2. ) count an act of limiting or controlling something, or a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 restraint — noun 1 (U) the ability not to do something that you very much want to do, because you know it is more sensible not to do it: The police were commended for their restraint in handling the disturbances. | show/exercise restraint: I think he showed… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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