Definition of restricted adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈstrɪktɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈstrɪktɪd//
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  1. 1  limited or small in size or amount a restricted space a restricted range of foods
  2. 2  limited in what you are able to do In those days women led fairly restricted lives. Her vision is restricted in one eye.
  3. 3  controlled by rules or laws to allow children only restricted access to the Internet (British English) a restricted area (= controlled by laws about speed or parking) The tournament is restricted to players under the age of 23.
  4. 4[usually before noun] (of a place) only open to people with special permission, especially because it is secret or dangerous to enter a restricted zone
  5. 5(British English) officially secret and only available to people with special permission synonym classified a restricted document
  6. opposite unrestricted
    Extra examples Access to higher education has been unduly restricted for people with disabilities. Access to the documents remains restricted to civil servants. He has a severely restricted diet. New heavy industries were concentrated in narrowly restricted areas. She felt restricted in her uniform. The US may become more restricted in its use of economic sanctions. There is only a restricted range of goods available. They are closely guarded and severely restricted in their movements.
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