tr.v.lim·it·ed, lim·it·ing, lim·its
1. To confine or restrict within a boundary or bounds.
2. To fix definitely; to specify.
1. Acting as a limit.
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Main Entry: 2limit
Function: transitive verb
Date: 14th century
1 : to assign certain limits to : PRESCRIBE
2 a : to restrict the bounds or limits of b : to curtail or reduce in quantity or extent
- lim.it.able /-m&-t&-b&l/ adjective
- lim.it.er noun
synonyms LIMIT, RESTRICT, CIRCUMSCRIBE, CONFINE mean to set bounds for. LIMIT implies setting a point or line (as in time, space, speed, or degree) beyond which something cannot or is not permitted to go . RESTRICT suggests a narrowing or tightening or restraining within or as if within an encircling boundary . CIRCUMSCRIBE stresses a restriction on all sides and by clearly defined boundaries . CONFINE suggests severe restraint and a resulting cramping, fettering, or hampering .