Restrainable Re*strain"a*ble, a. Capable of being restrained; controllable. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • restrainable — restrain ► VERB 1) keep under control or within limits. 2) deprive of freedom of movement or personal liberty. 3) repress (a strong emotion). DERIVATIVES restrainable adjective restrainer noun. ORIGIN Latin restringere tie back …   English terms dictionary

  • restrainable — adjective see restrain …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • restrainable — See restrain. * * * …   Universalium

  • restrainable — adjective That may be restrained …   Wiktionary

  • restrainable — rɪ streɪnÉ™bl adj. can be curbed, can be hindered; arrestable, can be deprived of liberty; repressible, can be subdued …   English contemporary dictionary

  • restrainable — re·strain·able …   English syllables

  • restrainable — nəbəl adjective : capable of being or subject to being restrained …   Useful english dictionary

  • restrain — restrainable, adj. restrainability, n. restrainingly, adv. /ri strayn /, v.t. 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… …   Universalium

  • Obedience — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Obedience >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 obedience obedience Sgm: N 1 observance observance &c. 772 Sgm: N 1 compliance compliance Sgm: N 1 submission submission &c. 725 Sgm: N 1 subjection subjection …   English dictionary for students

  • restrain — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English restraynen, from Anglo French restreindre, from Latin restringere to restrain, restrict, from re + stringere to bind tight more at strain Date: 14th century 1. a. to prevent from doing, exhibiting, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary