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English definition of “restrict”

restrict

verb [T]  /rɪˈstrɪkt/ us  
to limit someone's actions or movement, or to limit the amount, size, etc., of something: The government has so sharply restricted his fishing that he can barely pay his crew. The state legislature voted to restrict development in the area.
restricted
adjective  /rɪˈstrɪk·tɪd/ us  
Many events are free, so families on restricted budgets can participate.
restrictive
adjective  /rɪˈstrɪk·tɪv/ us  
She campaigned against restrictive immigration laws.
restrictively
adverb  /rɪˈstrɪk·tɪv·li/ us  
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