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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A garment that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of keeping a violent person under control.

Usage examples (36)
  • Noun : Conventional attitudes can be a straitjacket, preventing original thinking
  • Verb (used with object) : Her ambition was straitjacketed by her family
  • It might be a looney bin, the only difference between a lab coat and a straightjacket is the location of the sleeves …
  • But its also a kind of straightjacket that may discourage the kind of discourse that is capable of persuasion. for more
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