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noun restriction pronunciation in British English /rɪˈstrɪkʃ(ə)n/
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  1. [countable] [often plural] a rule, action, or situation that limits or controls someone or something
    restriction on:

    The county faces restrictions on the use of water for irrigating crops.

    impose/place restrictions (on):

    The judge had imposed restrictions on the reporting of the case.

    lift/remove restrictions (on):

    We have been asking the government to lift all restrictions on food shipments.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the act of limiting or controlling someone or something

      The restriction of press freedom is seen as an abuse of human rights.


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