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Borrowed from Latin restrictus, perfect passive participle of restringō (“draw back tightly; restrain, restrict”), from re- (“back, again”) + stringō (“press, tighten, compress”). Doublet of ristretto as an adjective.
- To restrain within boundaries; to limit; to confine
- After suffering diahrroea, the patient was restricted to a diet of rice, cold meat, and yoghurt.
- 2011 September 28, Jon Smith, “Valencia 1 - 1 Chelsea”, in BBC Sport:
- It was no less than Valencia deserved after dominating possession in the final 20 minutes although Chelsea defended resolutely and restricted the Spanish side to shooting from long range.
- (specifically, mathematics) To consider (a function) as defined on a subset of its original domain.
- If we restrict sine to , we can define its inverse.
- (to restrain within bounds): limit, bound, circumscribe, withstrain, restrain, repress, curb, coerce, quarantine (fig.)
to restrain within bounds
to consider (a function) as defined on a smaller domain
- (obsolete) Restricted.