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restrict

verb [T]  us   /rɪˈstrɪkt/
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  us   /rɪˈstrɪk·tɪd/
Many events are free, so families on restricted budgets can participate.
restrictive
adjective  us   /rɪˈstrɪk·tɪv/
She campaigned against restrictive immigration laws.
restrictively
adverb  us   /rɪˈstrɪk·tɪv·li/
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