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constraint

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Noun constraint has 3 senses
  1. constraint, restraint - the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint"
    --1 is a kind of confinement
    --1 has particulars: cage
  2. restraint, constraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
    --2 is a kind of device
    --2 has particulars:
     air bag; airbrake, dive brake; arrester, arrester hook; band; brake; brake pads; brake shoe, shoe, skid; catch, stop; chain; fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing; gag, muzzle; leash, tether, lead; lock, ignition lock; muzzle; safety belt, life belt, safety harness; sea anchor, drogue; shackle, bond, hamper, trammel, trammels; trammel
  3. constraint - the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others
    --3 is a kind of
    restriction
    --3 has particulars: swaddling clothes
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