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limit

2 verb
     
limit2 S3 W2
1 [transitive] to stop an amount or number from increasing beyond a particular point:
a decision to limit imports of foreign cars
limit something to something
Seating is limited to 500.
2 [transitive] to stop someone from doing what they want or from developing and improving beyond a particular point:
A lack of formal education will limit your job opportunities.
limit yourself to something
I limit myself to two cups of coffee a day.
3

be limited to something

to exist or happen only in a particular place, group, or area of activity:
The damage was limited to the roof.

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