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constrainverb [T]

 /kənˈstreɪn/
to ​limit someone's ​freedom, or to ​limit the way something ​develops or ​grows: Rising ​energycosts are constraining ​consumer and ​businessspending.
(Definition of constrain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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constrainverb [T often passive]

uk   us   /kənˈstreɪn/
C2 to ​control and ​limit something: The country's ​progress was constrained by a ​leader who ​refused to ​lookforward.
(Definition of constrain from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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