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restraint

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Noun restraint has 6 senses
  1. restraint - the of act controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"
    --1 is a kind of
    control
    --1 has particulars:
     collar, leash; damper; bridle, check, curb; immobilization, immobilisation, immobilizing; confinement; containment; suppression, curtailment; restraint of trade; restriction
    Derived form: verb restrain1
  2. restraint, control - discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
    --2 is a kind of discipline
    Antonyms: unrestraint
    --2 has particulars:
     self-restraint, temperateness; temperance, moderation; inhibition; continence
  3. constraint, restraint - the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint"
    --3 is a kind of confinement
    --3 has particulars: cage
    Derived form: verb restrain3
  4. restraint - a rule or condition that limits freedom; "legal restraints"; "restraints imposed on imports"
    --4 is a kind of
    restriction, limitation
    --4 has particulars: floodgate
  5. chasteness, restraint, simplicity - lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
    --5 is a kind of plainness
  6. restraint, constraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
    --6 is a kind of device
    --6 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
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