Adjective "restricting" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Put a limit on; keep under control.
  1. 'But the Minister, under pressure from the farming unions, failed to restrict cattle movements.'
  2. 'Trees and shrubs close to the lagoon restrict air flow and block sunlight that algae need to produce oxygen.'
  3. 'A restrictive clause is one which limits, or restricts, the scope of the noun it is referring to.'
  4. 'Patent holders can charge a license fee for their invention and restrict who uses it.'
  5. 'State and local regulations restrict smoking in a culture that further discourages it.'
  6. 'The Town planning act restricts the way it can advertise outside and inside its buildings.'
  7. 'Efforts to create water user associations in rural areas were limited by laws restricting their right to collect and spend their own money.'
  8. 'The 1996 law severely restricts the ability of federal courts to overturn decisions in state trials.'
  9. 'First, like all historical research grounded in the archive, comparative international analysis is restricted by the availability of source data.'
  10. 'That a patent holder's rights can sometimes be restricted by competition law is controversial.'
  11. 'cities can restrict groups of protesters from gathering on a residential street'
  12. 'There are risks both ways, risks in allowing young people freedom and risks in restricting it.'
  13. 'Both parties have restricted the freedom of movement of the population and imposed rules to curb mobility in specific areas or during certain parts of the day.'
  14. 'This might take the form of individual and personal interference with a single drinker, or it might take the form of a massive social movement aimed at restricting the freedom of all drinkers and at destroying the saloon as an institution.'
  15. 'Mosley was now investigating the dilemma that the freedom of the mind is restricted by its own structures.'
  16. 'There were only four main ways off the beach area and flooding would have severely restricted any form of movement, but especially that of vehicles.'
  17. 'Brotherston's sumptuous brocade and silk costumes give a flavor of the era without restricting today's demand for movement.'
  18. 'We share those customary rights with all comers there, and we do not restrict their access.'
  19. 'Magdalena was dressed in a curious style of Kalorian finery - the style, Alexander knew, that was not quite fancy enough to impede or restrict motion, but elegant enough for nearly any occasion.'
  20. 'Successful women performers thus had to have a demure appearance and restrict their body movements on stage to conform to idealized concepts of womanhood.'
  21. 'For example, a new National Forest Code in 1827 restricted the entry of livestock to wooded areas.'
  22. 'For the sake of this documentary, he restricts himself to a 30-day diet of nothing but food and drink found on the McDonald's menu.'
  23. 'The Tagammu Party also called for the amendment of the Constitution that restricts the president to a maximum of two shorter terms in office, and limits his currently extensive authority.'
  24. 'Manager David Barham added: ‘The wedding guests will be restricted to to a very tightly controlled area which includes the buildings and main courtyard.’'
  25. 'The licence restricts Kerry to run the operation in a designated location.'
  26. 'Otherwise you'll just have to pump as much as you can into the scheme through voluntary contributions, although scope here is limited as you are restricted to a maximum of 15% of your annual salary.'
  27. 'He prefers to steer away from solo recordings and restricts himself to live performances or complete opera recordings.'
  28. 'Because of space, the number of people who can attend a ceremony in Markievicz is restricted to 35.'
  29. 'The 2001 policy restricts expats to a maximum stay of six years, or nine years for ‘key staff’.'
  30. 'Being independently run, owner Elspeth Hart is not restricted to what drinks she can offer her customers.'
  31. 'He has had to take out an entertainment licence which restricts him to 100 people, most of whom will come from the village.'
  32. 'the Zoological Gardens were at first restricted to members and their guests'
  33. 'The service station was eventually given the go-ahead, but trading hours have been restricted to 6 am - 10 pm.'
  34. 'Site working hours for noisy activities will be restricted to 8am to 6pm on Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.'
  35. 'Those journeys will be restricted to 14 days, when before there was no maximum stay.'
  36. 'When they come the cuts could be restricted to just one reduction of 0.25% for the rest of the year, he said.'
  37. 'Furthermore, those fishing will be restricted to 20 kg of filleted fish at any time, except at home - which, according to Fisheries Minister Kim Chance, represents a generous haul of up to 100 serves of fish.'
  38. 'The St Mirren chairman said: ‘Our own allocation is only 5,000 and tickets will be restricted to four per person.’'
  39. 'She added that the displays had been restricted to five minutes and would take place at 9pm - the earliest possible time given the light evenings.'
  40. 'Adults were also drawn into the study to demonstrate that favourable comparisons to former selves are not restricted to twenty-somethings looking back in horror at their spotty, air-guitaring 16-year-old selves.'
  41. 'But in India, your stake is restricted to 26 per cent.'
  42. 'Admission is free, but the maximum number of visitors each day will be restricted to between 300 and 400.'
  43. 'And problems of restricting information have to be dealt with directly.'
  44. 'The government faced a barrage of criticism this weekend after it published its proposals to amend the Freedom of Information Act, restricting public access to information on the workings of government.'
  45. 'We have defamation laws to protect people from reputational harm - indeed we have gone overboard with such laws and have thereby damaged the public interest in restricting access to important information.'

More definitions

1. to confine or keep within limits, as of space, action, choice, intensity, or quantity.

More examples(as adjective)

"sales can be restricting."

"accesses can be restricting."

"competitions can be restricting."

"imports can be restricting."

"freedoms can be restricting."

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(restrict)Mid 16th century: from Latin restrict- ‘confined, bound fast’, from the verb restringere (see restrain).