• IPA: /kənˈstɹeɪn/

constrain (constrains, present participle constraining; past and past participle constrained)

  1. (transitive) To force physically, by strong persuasion or pressuring; to compel; to oblige.
  2. (transitive) To keep within close bounds; to confine.
  3. (transitive) To reduce a result in response to limited resources.
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