Restrain

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Restrain

To limit or restrict; to deprive of freedom or liberty; to control, check, repress.
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The volatile situation escalated into a systematic, but arguably preventable or restrainable, campaign of genocidal slaughter (though White House spin-doctors were reluctant to use the word genocide) that resulted in the death of as many as one million Tutsis in the space of a few weeks.
Intoxicated by his own might, the hero cannot help exclaiming: `Maybe, in all of life, there is no idea more powerful, less restrainable, more victorious than that of science .
Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is the most restrainable and garden-worthy of the many milkweeds.