[ verb ] place restrictions on
"curtail drinking in school"
Used in print(Time magazine, 77:3...)
He may find even moderate physical_exertion uncomfortable , because excess body fat hampers his breathing and restricts his muscular movement .(Science of Mind, 34:11...)
Now we might have restricted the use of uranium bombs by controlling the sources of uranium because it is found in only a_few places in the world .([Anonymous,] "What You Should Know About Air...)
Restrict large glass areas to_the_north and south_sides of the house .
[ verb ] place under restrictions; limit access to
"This substance is controlled"
Used in print(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)
Swadesh , and therefore Hoijer , felt compelled to omit all terms denoting species or even genera ( fox , vulture , salmon , yellow_pine , manzanita ) ; their classes of animal and plant terms are restricted to generalizations or recurrent parts ( fish , bird , tree , grass , horn , tail , bark , root ) .
[ verb ] place limits on (extent or access)
"restrict the use of this parking lot" "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
Used in print(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)
Here we shall restrict discussion to those methods that appear sufficiently sensitive and precise for determining the concentration of TSH in blood .
[ verb ] make more specific
"qualify these remarks"
Used in print(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)
These examples are illustrative of the use of the words `` trial '' and `` experiment '' as they are used in this chapter , but they are quite flexible words and it is well not to restrict them too narrowly .
For the marksman , we study sets of five shots ( * * f ) ; for the mice , we restrict attention to litters of eight ( * * f ) ; and for the aces , we toss three dice ( * * f ) .