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Meaning of “constrain” - Learner’s Dictionary

constrain

verb [T]     /kənˈstreɪn/
to control something by limiting it: regulations that constrain industry [often passive] I'm constrained by decisions made in the past.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impedingLack of freedom to act
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