Pronunciation: (rē-strān'),[key] —v.t., v.i. to strain again.
Pronunciation: (ri-strān'),[key] —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 hamper the activity, growth, or effect of: to restrain trade with Cuba.