HyperDic: restrainer

English > 2 senses of the word restrainer:
NOUNsubstancerestrainera chemical that is added to a photographic developer in order to retard development and reduce the amount of fog on a film
person restrainer, controllera person who directs and restrains
English > restrainer: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA chemical that is added to a photographic developer in order to retard development and reduce the amount of fog on a film.
Narrowerpotassium bromideA white crystalline salt (KBr) used as a sedative and in photography
Broaderchemical, chemical substanceMaterial produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
English > restrainer: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who directs and restrains.
Synonymcontroller
Narrowernaziderogatory term for a person who is fanatically dedicated to, or seeks to control, some activity, practice, etc.
subduer, surmounter, overcomersomeone who overcomes and establishes ascendancy and control by force or persuasion
suppressor, suppressersomeone who suppresses
withholderA person who restrains / restrains / restrains / restrains / restrains or checks or holds back
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Verbsrestrainkeep under control
restrainto close within bounds, limit or hold back / back from movement
restrainhold back
restrainprevent (someone or something) from doing something

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