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Definition 1: the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others - [noun denoting act]

(constraint is a kind of ...) the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary)

"the restriction of the infection to a focal area"

(... is a kind of constraint ) restrictions placed on the immature

Definition 2: a device that retards something's motion - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where constraint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the car did not have proper restraints fitted

Synonyms for constraint in the sense of this definition

(constraint is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of constraint ) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

(... is a kind of constraint ) restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting

(... is a kind of constraint ) restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

(... is a kind of constraint ) a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key

(... is a kind of constraint ) a leather or wire restraint that fits over an animal's snout (especially a dog's nose and jaws) and prevents it from eating or biting

(... is a kind of constraint ) belt attaching you to some object as a restraint in order to prevent you from getting hurt

(... is a kind of constraint ) restraint consisting of a canvas covered frame that floats behind a vessel; prevents drifting or maintains the heading into a wind

(... is a kind of constraint ) a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

(... is a kind of constraint ) a safety restraint in an automobile; the bag inflates on collision and prevents the driver or passenger from being thrown forward

(... is a kind of constraint ) anything that acts as a restraint

(... is a kind of constraint ) a small parachute or articulated flap to reduce the speed of an aircraft

(... is a kind of constraint ) a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier

(... is a kind of constraint ) a restraint put around something to hold it together

(... is a kind of constraint ) a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle

(... is a kind of constraint ) anything that slows or hinders a process

"she wan not ready to put the brakes on her life with a marriage" "new legislation will put the brakes on spending"

(... is a kind of constraint ) one of the pads that apply friction to both sides of the brake disk

(... is a kind of constraint ) a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation

(... is a kind of constraint ) a restraint that checks the motion of something

"he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"

(... is a kind of constraint ) a restraint that is used to teach a horse to amble

Definition 3: the state of being physically constrained - [noun denoting state]

Samples where constraint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dogs should be kept under restraint

Synonyms for constraint in the sense of this definition

(constraint is a kind of ...) the state of being confined

"he was held in confinement"

(... is a kind of constraint ) something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement

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