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adjective restricted pronunciation in British English /rɪˈstrɪktɪd/
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  1. 1
    intended only for people who have been given special permission
    The officers were caught photographing in a restricted military zone.
    This is a restricted area.
    1. a.
      only for the use of or only including particular people or purposes
      restricted to: Access is restricted to the elderly.
      The information was restricted to senior management.
      This trend isn’t restricted to fortysomething males.
  2. 2
    controlled by laws or rules
    Freedom of the press is restricted here.
    restricted in: Officials are restricted in their movements in the central zone.
  3. 3
    limited in what it is possible to do
    The accident left me with restricted movement in my right arm.

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