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[ verb ] place restrictions on

Synonyms

curtail cut_back curb

Examples

"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 .

Related terms

limit immobilize bridle

2
[ verb ] place under restrictions; limit access to

Synonyms

limit

Examples

"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 ) .

3
[ verb ] place limits on (extent or access)

Examples

"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 .

4
[ verb ] make more specific

Synonyms

qualify

Examples

"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 ) .

Related terms

modify qualification

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