"restraint" in the noun sense
the act of controlling by restraining someone or something
"the unlawful restraint of trade"
2. restraint, control
discipline in personal and social activities
"he was a model of polite restraint"
"she never lost control of herself"
3. constraint, restraint
the state of being physically constrained
"dogs should be kept under restraint"
a rule or condition that limits freedom
"restraints imposed on imports"
5. chasteness, restraint, simplicity, simpleness
lack of ornamentation
"the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
6. restraint, constraint
a device that retards something's motion
"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
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