restraining

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

restraining

  1. Present participle of restrain.

Noun[edit]

restraining (plural restrainings)

  1. The act by which someone or something is restrained.
    • George Meredith
      She had the privilege of a soul beyond our minor rules and restrainings to speak her wishes to the true wife of a mock husband—no husband; less a husband than this shadow of a woman a wife, she said; []