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restraining

verb
present participle of restrain

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1 to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)
  • the victim's family members were unable to restrain their emotions upon hearing the verdict

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2 to take or keep under one's control by authority of law
  • the suspect was restrained and taken to an undisclosed location

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“Restraining.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/re-straining. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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