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The act or power of coercing
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  1. The act or power of coercing
  2. Constrain or restrain by physical force or the threat of such force. See also duress and undue influence.
  3. Government by force
Any of the four natural phenomena involving the interaction between particles of matter. From the strongest to the weakest, the four forces are the strong nuclear force , the electromagnetic force , the weak nuclear force , and gravity .
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  1. Any of the four natural phenomena involving the interaction between particles of matter. From the strongest to the weakest, the four forces are the strong nuclear force , the electromagnetic force , the weak nuclear force , and gravity .
  2. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
  3. A capacity for affecting the mind or behavior; efficacy:
(Psychol.) An irresistible, repeated, irrational impulse to perform some act
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  1. (Psychol.) An irresistible, repeated, irrational impulse to perform some act
  2. (Psychiatry) An act or ritual that a person feels compelled to perform repeatedly, often to reduce the distress caused by an obsession.
  3. That which compels; driving force
The quality or property of being bashful; shyness; reserve; timidity.
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  1. The quality or property of being bashful; shyness; reserve; timidity.
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  1. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
  2. Control of the expression of one's feelings; constraint:
  3. A restraining influence or action
The state or quality of being awkward
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  1. The state or quality of being awkward
The condition or time of being captive; imprisonment; bondage
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  1. The condition or time of being captive; imprisonment; bondage
  2. The state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved.
The state or a period of being detained, especially:
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  1. The state or a period of being detained, especially:
  2. An enforced delay
  3. A period of temporary custody while awaiting trial.
A restricting or being restricted
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  1. A restricting or being restricted
  2. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
  3. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
(Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
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  1. (Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
  2. (Law) A period established by statute during which a lawsuit or criminal prosecution must be initiated.
  3. A restriction.
Government by force
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  1. Government by force
  2. Power or ability to coerce.
  3. Constrain or restrain by physical force or the threat of such force. See also duress and undue influence.
(Psychol.) An irresistible, repeated, irrational impulse to perform some act
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  1. (Psychol.) An irresistible, repeated, irrational impulse to perform some act
  2. (Psychiatry) An act or ritual that a person feels compelled to perform repeatedly, often to reduce the distress caused by an obsession.
  3. That which compels; driving force
Constraint or difficulty caused by misfortune:
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  1. Constraint or difficulty caused by misfortune:
  2. The use of force or threats; compulsion
  3. The application of force, or the threat of force, to compel another to act against his or her will. Used as a defense in criminal and contractual matters, for example, that a defendant participated in a crime because held at gunpoint, or signed a contract only under the threat of physical harm. See also economic duress. The application of force, or the threat of force, to compel another to act against his or her will. Used as a defense in criminal and contractual matters, for example, that a defendant participated in a crime because held at gunpoint, or signed a contract only under the threat of physical harm. See also economic duress.
Power or strength. Power or strength.
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  1. Power or strength. Power or strength.
  2. The collective armed strength, as of a nation
  3. The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power:
The force per unit area that one region of a gas, liquid, or solid exerts on another. Pressure is usually measured in Pascal units, atmospheres, or pounds per square inch. &diamf3; A substance is said to have negative pressure if some other substance exerts more force per unit area on it than vice versa. Its value is simply the negative of the pressure exerted by the other substance.
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  1. The force per unit area that one region of a gas, liquid, or solid exerts on another. Pressure is usually measured in Pascal units, atmospheres, or pounds per square inch. &diamf3; A substance is said to have negative pressure if some other substance exerts more force per unit area on it than vice versa. Its value is simply the negative of the pressure exerted by the other substance.
  2. (--- Sports) Sustained, effective play that puts an opponent at a disadvantage:
  3. (Meteorology) Atmospheric pressure.
Legal, moral, or intellectual force or effectiveness
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  1. Legal, moral, or intellectual force or effectiveness
  2. Vigor or force of feeling or expression
  3. Effective or binding force; efficacy:
Unjust or callous use of force or power, as in violating another's rights, sensibilities, etc.
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  1. Unjust or callous use of force or power, as in violating another's rights, sensibilities, etc.
  2. Intense, often devastatingly or explosively powerful force or energy, as of a hurricane or volcano
  3. Behavior or treatment in which physical force is exerted for the purpose of causing damage or injury:
A surrounding substance
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  1. A surrounding substance
  2. A circumscribed space or area
  3. A limitation or restriction
The act of confining or the state of being confined
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  1. The act of confining or the state of being confined
  2. Lying-in, time of giving birth
  3. Limitation; restriction; restraint
(Law) A period established by statute during which a lawsuit or criminal prosecution must be initiated.
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  1. (Law) A period established by statute during which a lawsuit or criminal prosecution must be initiated.
  2. A limiting rule or condition; a restriction:
  3. A restriction.
A restraining influence or action
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  1. A restraining influence or action
  2. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
  3. Control of the expression of one's feelings; constraint:
Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
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  1. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
  2. A restricting or being restricted
  3. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
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  1. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
A limitation or restriction
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  1. A limitation or restriction
  2. An inscription, as around a coin or medal
  3. A circumscribed space or area
A metal bar bent to form a right angle at each end, for holding together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.
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  1. A metal bar bent to form a right angle at each end, for holding together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.
  2. Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
  3. Partial local paralysis, as from excessive use of muscles
A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
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  1. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
  2. A market dealing in stocks and bonds not listed on the stock exchange
  3. A type of bit having such a chain or strap
Something that restrains, blocks, or suppresses.
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  1. Something that restrains, blocks, or suppresses.
  2. Anything that inhibits, esp., a mental or psychological process that restrains or suppresses an action, emotion, or thought
  3. (--- Biology) The condition in which or the process by which an enzyme, for example, is inhibited.
  1. Legal limit
  2. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
  3. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
(Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
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  1. (Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
  2. A shortcoming or defect:
  3. Something that limits, as some factor in makeup which restricts the scope of a person's activity or accomplishment; qualification
Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something. Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something.
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  1. Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something. Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something.
  2. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
  3. (Countable) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures
A restricting or being restricted
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  1. A restricting or being restricted
  2. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
  3. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
A limiting or restricting condition; restriction
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  1. A limiting or restricting condition; restriction
  2. (Med.) An abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body; stenosis
  3. A restraint, limit, or restriction:
A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
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  1. A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
  2. Something that restricts activity, expression, or progress; a restraint.
  3. An arrangement of links and a hook in a fireplace for raising and lowering a kettle.
Find another word for constraint. In this page you can discover 45 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for constraint, like: coercion, force, compulsion, bashfulness, restraint, awkwardness, timidity, captivity, detention, restriction and limitation.