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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A person who directs and holds back; A chemical that is added to a photographic developer in order to retard development and reduce the amount of fog on a film.

Usage examples (35)
  • A restrainer is the organizational equivalent of tripping a runner in a foot race - the more often they are tripped, the poorer their performance will be.
  • The "restrainer" (The U.S.) will be taken out of the way.
  • The pencil-thin fire-spouter and the sleazy-looking "restrainer" had a sufficiently unfamiliar air to go with Maulbow's story; but as far as
  • I strip off my shirt, lay face down in the restrainer chair. for more
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