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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French rétraindre, from Old French restreindre, restraindre, borrowed from Latin restringere, present active infinitive of restringō, and adapted in conjugation to étreindre (Old French estreindre).

VerbEdit

restreindre

  1. to restrict, to limit
  2. to restrain

ConjugationEdit

This verb is conjugated like peindre. It uses the same endings as rendre or vendre, but its -nd- becomes -gn- before a vowel, and its past participle ends in ‘t’ instead of a vowel.

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