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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·straint /rɪˈstrent/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 re·straint /rɪˈstrent/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·straint n.
 1. The act or process of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from motion or action, in any manner; hindrance of the will, or of any action, physical or mental.
    No man was altogether above the restrains of law, and no man altogether below its protection.   --Macaulay.
 2. The state of being restrained.
 3. That which restrains, as a law, a prohibition, or the like; limitation; restriction.
    For one restraint, lords of the world besides.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- Repression; hindrance; check; stop; curb;░oercion; confinement; limitation; restriction.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the of act controlling by restraining someone or something;
           "the unlawful restraint of trade"
      2: discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a
         model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of
         herself" [syn: control] [ant: unrestraint]
      3: the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be
         kept under restraint" [syn: constraint]
      4: a rule or condition that limits freedom; "legal restraints";
         "restraints imposed on imports"
      5: lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with
         great restraint" [syn: chasteness, simplicity]
      6: a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not
         have proper restraints fitted" [syn: constraint]