string-, strict-, strain-, -stringence, -stringency, -stringe, -stringent

(Latin: draw tight, to bind, to compress)

1. Unpleasantly severe strain resulting from exhaustion or an accident.
2. A reference to an acute physical discomfort.
3. Characterized by a condition of being in need of immediate assistance.
1. An area of a town or country, especially one with a distinguishing feature or one that is an administrative division.
2. A portion of territory specially set off or defined; such as, for judicial, political, educational, or other purposes.
3. One of the territorial areas into which an entire state or country, county, municipality, or other political subdivision is divided; for judicial, political, electoral, or administrative purposes.

Properly, a limited extent of a country; a circuit within which power, right, or authority may be exercised, and to which it is restrained.

A word applicable to any portion of land or country, or to any part of a city or town, which is defined by law or agreement. A governor, a prefect, or a judge may have his district.

Some of the states are divided into districts for the choice of senators, representatives, or electors. Cities and towns are divided into districts for various purposes; such as, for schools, revenue collections, etc.

eyestrain (s) (noun), eyestrains (pl)
1. Tiredness of the eyes because of over use or the use of improper corrective lenses.
2. Pain and fatigue of the eyes, often accompanied by a headache, resulting from prolonged use of the eyes, uncorrected defects of vision, or an imbalance of the eye muscles.
1. The state of being constrained, bound, or obliged.
2. That which constrains or obliges; an obligation; a bond.
prestige (s) (noun), prestiges (pl)
1. The level of respect at which one is highly regarded by others: Mr. Smith's career as a diplomat brought him a great deal of prestige.
2. A person's high standing among others; honor or esteem: Almost all of the teachers in school had great respect and a high opinion of the principal who gained a lot of prestige over the years.
3. Widely recognized prominence, distinction, or importance: Both Standford University and Princeton University in the United States have an acclaimed standing of achievement and high prestige.
4. Etymology: from Latin praestigiae, "deceptions, illusions, jugglers' tricks; dissimilated from praestrigiae from praestringere, "to bind fast, to tie up; to dull the eyesight, to dazzle"; from prae "before" and stringere, "to draw tight, to bind".
A decrease in the diameter of the pupil of the eye.
Red-Light District
1. Relating to the part of a town or city where brothels and other commercial sex-based activities are concentrated.

From the red lights traditionally displayed in the doors and windows of brothels. Note: there is no explanation in the dictionary as to why they "displayed" the "red lights".

Encarta World English Dictionary.

2. An area or district in a city in which many houses of prostitution are located [1890-95; allegedly so called because brothels displayed red lights].

At least in the U.S., some say the origin of the red light comes from the red lanterns carried by railway workers, which were left outside brothels when the workers entered, so that they could be quickly located when the trains were ready to leave.

1. To prevent someone or oneself from doing something.
2. To keep someone or something under control or within limits: "The police were finally able to restrain the violence in the neighborhood."
3. To physically control the movements of a person or animal: "They had to restrain the dog before he hurt someone."
4. To put someone in prison or otherwise take away his or her freedom.
restrainable (adjective), more restrainable, most restrainable
1. Capable of being held back: Clive knew that his temper was restrainable, especially when he had arguments with his sister.
2. Disposed to being kept under control, or to be kept in check: The restricted amount of Robert's pocket money was restrainable, because when he spent it all, it was gone!
With restraint or with limitation.
1. The act or process of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from motion or action, in any manner.
2. A hindrance of the will, or of any action, physical or mental.
1. A person who directs and restrains.
2. A chemical that is added to a photographic developer in order to retard development and reduce the amount of fog on a film.
1. An act or the quality of holding back, limiting, or controlling something: "Although severely agitated, she showed admirable restraint in not retaliating."
2. Something that controls or limits someone or something: "The country tried to impose trade restraints."
3. Something that is fastened to limit someone's freedom of movement.
4. A loss or abridgment of freedom.
5. An influence that inhibits or restrains; a limitation.
6. Control or repression of feelings; a constraint.