1. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate

usage: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

2. limit, circumscribe, confine, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

3. confine, restrain, keep, keep back, hold back

usage: prevent from leaving or from being removed

4. enclose, hold in, confine, hold, bear, carry, contain

usage: close in; darkness enclosed him"

5. confine, detain

usage: deprive of freedom; take into confinement

6. restrain, confine, hold, disable, disenable, incapacitate

usage: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"


1. confined (vs. invasive)

usage: not invading healthy tissue

2. confined (vs. unconfined), claustrophobic, close, confining, homebound, housebound, shut-in, pent, shut up(predicate), snowbound, stormbound, weather-bound, restricted, unfree

usage: not free to move about

3. captive, confined, imprisoned, jailed, unfree (vs. free)

usage: being in captivity

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