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Another word for restraint

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Noun
  1. The act of limiting or condition of being limited

    See also:

    limited

  2. Something that limits or restricts

      1. A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
      2. Something that restricts activity, expression, or progress; a restraint.
      3. A vertically set fishing net of three layers, consisting of a finely meshed net between two nets of coarse mesh.
      1. A restraint, limit, or restriction:
      2. An abnormal narrowing of a bodily duct or passage.
      3. An adverse remark or criticism:
      1. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
      2. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
      1. The act of limiting or the state of being limited:
      2. A limiting rule or condition; a restriction:
      3. A shortcoming or defect:
      1. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
      2. The boundary surrounding a specific area; bounds:
      3. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
      1. The act of inhibiting or the state of being inhibited.
      2. Something that restrains, blocks, or suppresses.
      3. Conscious or unconscious restraint of a behavioral process, desire, or impulse.
      1. A concrete border or row of joined stones forming part of a gutter along the edge of a street.
      2. An enclosing framework, such as that around a skylight.
      3. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
      1. An involuntary, spasmodic muscle contraction causing severe pain.
      2. A temporary partial paralysis of habitually or excessively used muscles.
      3. 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.
      1. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
      2. The state of being restricted or confined within prescribed bounds:
      3. One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
      1. a circumscribing or being circumscribed
      2. a boundary or outline
      3. a limitation or restriction
      1. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee.
    See also:

    limited

  3. An instrument or means of restraining

      1. A bit for a horse, consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint.
      2. To put on or control with a snaffle.
      1. A chain, rope, or strap attached to the collar or harness of an animal, especially a dog, and used to lead it or hold it in check.
      2. A strap or cord attached to a harness worn by a small child, used to prevent the child from wandering off.
      3. A strap, cord, or other line used to keep an object close to its user or in a designated location.
      1. A harness, consisting of a headstall, bit, and reins, fitted about a horse's head and used to restrain or guide the animal.
      2. A curb or check:
      3. A span of chain, wire, or rope that can be secured at both ends to an object and slung from its center point.
      1. A device for slowing or stopping motion, as of a vehicle, especially by contact friction.
      2. Something that slows or stops action.
      3. To reduce the speed of with or as if with a brake.
      1. A small portion, degree, or amount:
      2. A brief amount of time; a moment:
      3. A short scene or episode in a theatrical performance.
    See also:

    restraint

  4. Something that physically confines the legs or arms

      1. A shackle or fetter, especially for the leg.
      2. To shackle or fetter.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair connected to a chain, that encircles the ankle or wrist of a prisoner or captive.
      2. A hobble for an animal.
      3. Any of several devices, such as a clevis, used to fasten or couple.
      1. A device for confining the hands, usually consisting of a set of two metal rings that are fastened about the wrists and joined by a metal chain.
      2. Something that confines or restrains:
      3. To put manacles on (someone); restrain with manacles.
      1. A silvery-white, lustrous, malleable, ductile, magnetic or magnetizable, metallic element occurring abundantly in combined forms, notably in hematite, limonite, magnetite, and taconite, and used alloyed in a wide range of important structural materials. Atomic number 26; atomic weight 55.845; melting point 1,538°C; boiling point 2,861°C; specific gravity 7.874 (at 20°C); valence 2, 3, 4, 6.
      2. An implement made of iron alloy or similar metal, especially a bar heated for use in branding, curling hair, or cauterizing.
      3. Great hardness or strength; firmness:
      1. To walk or move along haltingly or with difficulty; limp.
      2. To put a device around the legs of (a horse, for example) so as to hamper but not prevent movement.
      3. To cause to limp.
      1. A restraining device consisting of a pair of strong, connected hoops that can be tightened and locked about the wrists and used on one or both arms of a prisoner in custody.
      2. To put handcuffs on (a person).
      3. To restrain or render ineffective.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair of rings connected to a chain, that is attached to the ankles or feet to restrict movement.
      2. Something that serves to restrict; a restraint:
      3. To put fetters on; shackle.
      1. A connected, flexible series of links, typically of metal, used especially for holding objects together, for restraining, or for transmitting mechanical power.
      2. Such a set of links, often of precious metal and with pendants attached, worn as an ornament or symbol of office.
      3. Such a set of links measuring ten yards and attached to a pole at each end, moved up and down the field to indicate necessary yardage for gaining a first down.
      1. Something, such as a fetter, cord, or band, that binds, ties, or fastens things together.
      2. Confinement in prison; captivity.
      3. A uniting force or tie; a link:
    See also:

    free

  5. The keeping of one's thoughts and emotions to oneself

    See also:

    restraint

Another word for restraint

Noun
  1. Control over oneself

  2. An influence that checks or hinders

      1. A removable or hinged cover for a hollow receptacle or box.
      2. An eyelid.
      3. A flaplike covering, such as an operculum.
      1. Present participle of qualify.
      2. A qualification or added condition.
      3. An examination that must be taken in order to qualify.
      1. Present participle of temper.
      2. The act by which something is tempered.
      1. a moderating, or bringing within bounds
      2. avoidance of excesses or extremes
      3. absence of violence; calmness
      1. The action of establishing a rule, law, or direction.
      2. Something that is prescribed; a rule, law, or direction:
      3. A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.
      1. A statement of the meaning of a word, phrase, or term, as in a dictionary entry.
      2. A statement or description of the fundamental character or scope of something:
      3. The act or process of stating a precise meaning or significance; formulation of a meaning:
      1. The act of assigning:
      2. Something, such as a task, that is assigned:
      3. A position or post of duty to which one is assigned:
      1. Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement:
      2. Control obtained by enforcing compliance or order:
      3. Controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training; self-control:
      1. Tending to deter:
      2. Something that deters:
      3. A retaliatory means of discouraging enemy attack:
      1. The act or a means of deterring.
      2. Measures taken by a state or an alliance of states to prevent hostile action by another state.
      1. Behavior or treatment in which physical force is exerted for the purpose of causing damage or injury:
      2. Intense force or great power, as in natural phenomena:
      3. Extreme or powerful emotion or expression:
      1. The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power:
      2. Power made operative against resistance; exertion:
      3. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
      1. Compulsion by threat or violence; coercion:
      2. Constraint or difficulty caused by misfortune:
      3. A fraud achieved through the use of a threat or compulsion:
      1. The act of compelling.
      2. The state of being compelled.
      3. An irresistible impulse to act, regardless of the rationality of the motivation:
      1. Something that impedes; a hindrance or obstruction.
      2. Something that obstructs the making of a legal contract.
      3. A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
      1. The act or practice of coercing.
      2. Power or ability to coerce.
      1. The act, practice, or profession of instructing:
      2. Imparted knowledge:
      3. An imparted or acquired item of knowledge:
      1. To direct with authority; give orders to.
      2. To have control or authority over; rule:
      3. To have at one's disposal:
      1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
      2. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
      3. Condition or state in general:
      1. The isolation of a nation, area, city, or harbor by hostile ships or forces in order to prevent the entrance and exit of traffic and commerce.
      2. The forces used to effect this isolation.
      3. To set up a blockade against:
      1. Either of two long narrow straps attached to each end of the bit of a bridle and used by a rider or driver to control a horse or other animal:
      2. A means of restraining or checking:
      3. A means of controlling or directing:
      1. A concrete border or row of joined stones forming part of a gutter along the edge of a street.
      2. An enclosing framework, such as that around a skylight.
      3. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
      1. A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member.
      2. A solid oblong block of a substance or combination of ingredients, such as soap or candy.
      3. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.
      1. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
      2. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
      1. Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
      2. The act of obstructing:
      3. The condition of being obstructed:
      1. Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
      1. A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access.
      2. Something immaterial that obstructs or impedes:
      3. A membrane, tissue, or mechanism that blocks the passage of certain substances.
      1. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee.
      1. The act of confining or the state of being confined.
      2. Lying-in.
      1. The act of prohibiting or the condition of being prohibited.
      2. A rule or law that forbids something.
      3. The forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages.
      1. To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
      2. The act or process of decreasing.
      3. The amount by which something decreases.
      1. The act or process of reducing.
      2. The result of reducing:
      3. The amount by which something is lessened or diminished:
      1. The act of abridging or the state of being abridged.
      2. An abridged written text.
      1. The act of hindering:
      2. The condition of being hindered.
      3. Something that hinders; an impediment.
      1. The act of limiting or the state of being limited:
      2. A limiting rule or condition; a restriction:
      3. A shortcoming or defect:
      1. The act or an instance of depriving; loss.
      2. The condition of being deprived; privation.
      3. A removal of rank or office.
      1. The act of repressing or the state of being repressed.
      2. The unconscious exclusion of painful impulses, desires, or fears from the conscious mind.
  3. A device that restrains; often plural