One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who or thing which restricts something.
2A device for restricting the flow of a gas or fluid, e.g. by means of a valve, narrowed orifice, use of a porous medium, etc.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Stuart Mill (1806–1873), philosopher, economist, and advocate of women's rights. From restrict + -or.
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