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verb [transitive] restrict pronunciation in British English /rɪˈstrɪkt/
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present tense
present participlerestricting
past tenserestricted
past participlerestricted
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  1. 1
    to keep something within strict limits
    Travel is a dream of mine, but a busy working life has restricted my opportunities.
    restrict something to something: Doctors have restricted the number of visits to two per day.
  2. 2
    to physically limit or control the movement of something or someone
    The drug restricts blood flow.
    New roads and communities restrict the migration of the elk.



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