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Borrowed from Old French restreinte; more at restrain.

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restraint (countable and uncountable, plural restraints)

  1. (countable) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures
    Make sure all the restraints are tight.
  2. (uncountable) control or caution; reserve
    Try to exercise restraint when talking to your boss.

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