As verbs the difference between restraining and restricting
is that restraining
is while restricting
As a noun restraining
is the act by which someone or something is restrained.
As an adjective restricting is
serving to restrict.
The act by which someone or something is restrained.
* George Meredith
- She had the privilege of a soul beyond our minor rules and restrainings to speak her wishes to the true wife of a mock husband—no husband; less a husband than this shadow of a woman a wife, she said;