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English definition of “stringent”


adjective (LIMITING MONEY)    /ˈstrɪn.dʒənt/ specialized
involving not enough money being available for borrowing as a result of firm controls on the amount of money in an economy : Already low living standards have been worsened by stringent economic reforms .Economics and the state of the economy stringency     /ˈstrɪn.dʒə noun [U] The stringency of the safety regulations threatens to put many manufacturers out of business . Greater financial stringency is needed to eradicate inflation from the economy .Economics and the state of the economySerious and severeSevere
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