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Definition 1: a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for straitjacket in the sense of this definition

(straitjacket is a kind of ...) an article of clothing

"garments of the finest silk"

Definition 2: anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket
  • the government is operating in an economic straitjacket

(straitjacket is a kind of ...) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

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