restrictor


restrictor

verb (used with object)

  1. to confine or keep within limits, as of space, action, choice, intensity, or quantity.

verb

  1. (often foll by to) to confine or keep within certain often specified limits or selected boundsto restrict one’s drinking to the evening
v.

1530s, from Latin restrictus, past participle of restringere (see restriction). Regarded 18c. as a Scottishism. Related: Restricted; restricting.

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