restricted


restricted
adjective
1 small or limited in size, area, or amount: It's difficult trying to work in such a restricted space.
2 limited or controlled, especially by laws or rules: Press freedom is severely restricted.
(+ to): The sale of alcohol is restricted to (=can only be sold to) people over the age of 18. | restricted access for large vehicles
3 limited in what you can do, or in your movements: A stroke left her with restricted movement in her right leg. | restricted life (=limited in your experiences): Many women lead very restricted lives, staying at home and bringing up children.
4 a restricted area or document can only be seen or used by a particular group of people because it is secret or dangerous: No Entry - restricted area for army personnel only.
5 be restricted to to only affect a limited area, group etc: The damage is restricted to the left side of the brain.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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