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Etymology edit

Inherited from Middle French rétraindre, from Old French restreindre, restraindre, borrowed from Latin restringere, and adapted in conjugation to étreindre (Old French estreindre).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ʁɛs.tʁɛ̃dʁ/
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Verb edit


  1. to restrict, to limit
  2. to restrain

Conjugation edit

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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