(noun, adjective, verb)


1. restricting the scope or freedom of action

Similar word(s): restrictive, confining, constraining, constrictive, restricting

2. strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase

- the restrictive clause in `Each made a list of the books that had influenced him' limits the books on the list to only those particular ones defined by the clause

Similar word(s): restrictive


1. the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase

Similar word(s): modification, qualifying

Definition categories: link


1. present participle of limit