restraint

  • 21restraint — noun 1) a restraint on their impulsiveness Syn: constraint, check, control, restriction, limitation, curtailment; rein, bridle, brake, damper, impediment, obstacle 2) the protestors showed restraint Syn …

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  • 22restraint — A device used to halt the movement of something. See head restraint child restraint system passive restraint system rear head restraints supplementary inflatable restraint voluntary Export Restraint …

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  • 23restraint — /rəˈstreɪnt / (say ruh straynt) noun 1. restraining action or influence: freedom from restraint. 2. a means of restraining. 3. the act of restraining, or holding back, controlling, or checking. 4. → child restraint. 5. the state or fact of being… …

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  • 24restraint — (rè strint ) s. m. Mot emprunté aux aliénistes anglais et exprimant l emploi des moyens mécaniques de contention durant le traitement de la folie ; par opposition à non restraint, qui est la suppression de ces moyens. •   Il n y a pas de contrôle …

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  • 25restraint — noun 1) a restraint on their impulsiveness Syn: constraint, check, control, restriction, limitation, curtailment, rein, brake 2) the customary restraint of the police Syn: self control, self discipline …

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  • 26restraint — n. 1 the act or an instance of restraining or being restrained. 2 a stoppage; a check; a controlling agency or influence. 3 a self control; avoidance of excess or exaggeration. b austerity of literary expression. 4 reserve of manner. 5… …

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  • 27restraint — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French restreinte, from restreindre Date: 15th century 1. a. an act of restraining ; the state of being restrained b. (1) a means of restraining ; a restraining force or influence (2) a device that… …

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  • 28restraint — /ri straynt /, n. 1. a restraining action or influence: freedom from restraint. 2. Sometimes, restraints. a means of or device for restraining, as a harness for the body. 3. the act of restraining, holding back, controlling, or checking. 4. the… …

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  • 29restraint — noun a) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures Make sure all the restraints are tight. b) control or caution; reserve Try to exercise restraint when talking to your boss. See Also: constraint …

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  • 30restraint — Synonyms and related words: Atticism, Oregon boat, abnegation, absolutism, abstinence, aloofness, aplomb, appropriateness, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, assurance, backwardness, balance, ban, bashfulness, bilbo, blankness, block, blockage,… …

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  • 31RESTRAINT — (Roget s Thesaurus II) Index restraint noun bit2, chastity, modesty, reserve, shyness, temperance adjective chaste, conservative, modest …

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  • 32restraint —    1. an attempt to limit wage increases    One of a series of euphemisms used by governments which seek to curb the inflation generated in part by their own profligacy or incompetence, by limiting wages and salaries.    See also freeze1 and… …

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  • 33restraint —   Kāohi.    ♦ To give without restraint, hā awi hemolele …

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  • 34restraint — In hospital psychiatry, intervention to prevent an excited or violent patient from doing harm to self or others; may involve the use of a camisole (straightjacket). [O. Fr. restrainte] * * * re·straint ri strānt n a device that restricts movement …

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  • 35restraint — re straint || rɪ streɪnt n. control of one s own emotions, constraint, reserve; person or thing that restrains …

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  • 36restraint — noun 1》 the action of restraining.     ↘a measure or condition that restrains.     ↘a device which limits or prevents freedom of movement. 2》 dispassionate or moderate behaviour; self control. Origin ME: from OFr. restreinte, feminine past… …

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  • 37restraint — n. 1. Check, curb, repression, bridle, suppression, constraint, coercion, compulsion. 2. Hindrance, prevention, limitation, restriction, prohibition. 3. Imprisonment, confinement, detention …

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  • 38restraint — n 1. check, curb, constraint, stay, stop, arrest; barrier, block, obstacle, bar; hindrance, impediment, deterrent, holdback, stumbling block; hitch, snag, knot, drawback, Inf. fly in the ointment. 2. bonds, shackles, manacles, fetters, pinions,… …

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  • 39restraint — re·straint …

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  • 40restraint — [rɪˈstreɪnt] noun 1) [U] an attempt to control your emotions, or to not do what you would like to do 2) [C/U] something that limits what you can do …

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