Definition and Meanings for restrain
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Part of Speech of restrain
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of restrain
Meaning of restrain
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb
- to draw back again; to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force, or by any interposing obstacle; to repress or suppress; to keep down; to curb.
- to draw back toghtly, as a rein.
- to hinder from unlimited enjoiment; to abridge.
- to limit; to confine; to restrict.
- to withhold; to forbear.