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a restraining action or influence:
freedom from restraint.
Sometimes, restraints. a means of or device for restraining, as a harness for the body.
the act of restraining, holding back, controlling, or checking.
the state or fact of being restrained; deprivation of liberty; confinement.
constraint or reserve in feelings, behavior, etc.
the ability to control or moderate one’s impulses, passions, etc: to show restraint
the act of restraining or the state of being restrained
something that restrains; restriction

restraint re·straint (rĭ-strānt’)

An instrument or a means of restraint to prevent the infliction of harm to self or others, such as a straightjacket.

Control or repression of feelings; constraint.


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