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Overview of noun restraint

The noun restraint has 6 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (5) restraint

(the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade")

2. (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")

4. restraint

(a rule or condition that limits freedom; "legal restraints"; "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") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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