Pronunciation: (rē-strān'), [key]
to strain again.
Pronunciation: (ri-strān'), [key]
1. to hold back from action; keep in check or under control; repress: to restrain one's temper.
2. to deprive of liberty, as by arrest or the like.
3. to limit or hamper the activity, growth, or effect of: to restrain trade with Cuba.
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