Part of speech:
Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
A word, sign, etc. by which warning is given
Restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self-control
A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
Control of one's emotions, desires, or actions by one's own will:
Lack of enthusiasm, as from a misgiving or doubt:
The quality or state, or an instance, of being reticent; reserve
Confinement or restriction
Control over oneself
The portion of earned wages that an employer deducts to cover income tax purposes and forwards to the government.
The condition or quality of being or keeping still and silent.
Control over oneself
Popular or representative government; democracy.
The quality or state of being formal
The act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite or desire, especially for alcoholic drink or sexual intercourse.
The state or quality of being temperate; self-restraint in conduct, expression, indulgence of the appetites, etc.; moderation
Control over oneself
Control over oneself
The blocking or limiting of the activity of an organ, tissue, or cell of the body, caused by the action of a nerve or neuron or by the release of a substance such as a hormone or neurotransmitter.
The act or an instance of abstaining
The disciplining or controlling of oneself or one's desires, actions, habits, etc.
Control over oneself
The act of repressing or the state of being repressed.
A shortcoming or defect:
Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction
The act of abridging or the state of being abridged.
(Chemistry) A decrease in positive valence or an increase in negative valence by the gaining of electrons.
Amount of decreasing
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 Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank.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 Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank.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.
The condition of being obstructed:
The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
A standard, expectation, or degree of requirement:
A market dealing in stocks and bonds not listed on the stock exchange
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:
A shutting off of a port or region of a belligerent state by the troops or ships of the enemy in order to prevent passage in or out in time of war
A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
(Computers) A signal that initiates an operation defined by an instruction.
An imparted or acquired item of knowledge:
The improper use of economic power to alter, shape, or otherwise control the actions of another.
Something that impedes; a hindrance or obstruction.
A compelling or being compelled; coercion; constraint
Compulsion by threat or violence; coercion:
A body of persons or other resources organized or available for a certain purpose:
Intense force or great power, as in natural phenomena:
Measures taken by a state or an alliance of states to prevent hostile action by another state.
A retaliatory means of discouraging enemy attack:
A set of rules or methods, as those regulating the practice of a church or monastic order.
The level of detail in a recording, production, or digital encoding of an image or sound.
An ophthalmologist's or optometrist's written instruction, as for the grinding of corrective lenses.
The act by which something is tempered.
(Slang) A small package of marijuana, usually about an ounce
A long-sleeved jacketlike garment used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent patient or prisoner.
Characterized by abstinence
Bounded by a line; limited or confined.
Having similar or conforming feelings, ideas, interests, etc.; in accord
Of sound mind; sane:
Characterized by self-restraint; reserved:
(Gram.) Designating a modifier, as a word, phrase, or subordinate clause, that limits the reference of the word or phrase it modifies and thus is essential to the meaning of a sentence
Scanty or meager
Exercising moderation and self-restraint:
Self-restraint in, esp. total abstinence from, sexual activity
A government order prohibiting the entry or departure of commercial ships at its ports, esp. as a war measure
Something that serves to restrict; a restraint:
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.
(Place, proper) In some Christian theologies, the eternal abode or state, neither heaven nor hell, of the souls of infants or others dying in original sin but free of grievous personal sin, or, before the coming of Christ, the temporary abode or state of all holy souls after death
Something that confines or restrains:
Exclusive control of a commodity or service in a given market, or control that makes possible the fixing of prices and the virtual elimination of free competition
Means of preventing
The quality or fact of being prudent
The inability of a person or animal to eliminate a bodily waste.
A consideration, influence, or principle that dictates an ethical choice.
Any of several devices used in fastening or coupling
(Psychiatry) The mechanism by which unacceptable ideas, impulses, etc. are suppressed
To enclose a solid figure within (another solid figure) in a similar manner, as a cube within a sphere or a sphere within a cube
To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
To separate clearly as if by boundaries; distinguish:
To dominate; subjugate
To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
To confine or shackle
To prevent or limit the synthesis of (a protein).
To keep under control
To keep or confine within physical limits:
To kill by cutting off the supply of air from; suffocate; smother; choke
To keep back; restrain; check
A boundary or outline
A metal bar bent to form a right angle at each end, for holding together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.
The greatest or least amount, number, or extent allowed or possible:
An abnormal narrowing of a bodily duct or passage.
Something that confines, restrains, or shackles
(Informal) A particular kind of action, situation, or behavior:
Any device for slowing, stopping, or preventing the motion of a vehicle or machine, as by causing a block, shoe, or band to press against a moving part
Anything resembling a horse's bridle
A bit for a horse, consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint.
A sum paid as a guarantee of a person's appearance at court for trial; bail:
A group of atoms, often of the same element, bound together in a line, branched line, or ring to form a molecule. &diamf3; In a straight chain , each of the constituent atoms is attached to other single atoms, not to groups of atoms. &diamf3; In a branched chain , side groups are attached to the chain. &diamf3; In a closed chain , the atoms are arranged in the shape of a ring.
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.
An awkward, halting walk; limp
Great hardness or strength; firmness:
A shackle or fetter, especially for the leg.
Clarity of expression.
(Physiology) A membrane, tissue, or mechanism that blocks the passage of certain substances.
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