Restrict Definition

rĭ-strĭkt
restricted, restricting, restricts
verb
restricted, restricting, restricts
To keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine.
Webster's New World
To prevent or prohibit beyond a certain limit or by restriction.
The law restricts the use of pesticides. The program restricts unauthorized users from accessing the data.
American Heritage

(specifically, mathematics) To consider (a function) as defined on a subset of its original domain.

If we restrict sine to , we can define its inverse.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
derestrictfreereleaseenlargeexpandlet-goexpand. See syn. study at limit.limitextendincrease

Origin of Restrict

  • From Latin restrictus, perfect passive participle of restringō (“draw back tightly; restrain, restrict"), from re- (“back, again") + stringō (“press, tighten, compress").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin restringere restrict- re- re- stringere to draw tight streig- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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