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Meaning of RESTRICTIVE

Pronunciation:  ri'striktiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports
  2. [adj]  serving to restrict; "teenagers eager to escape restrictive home environments"
 

RESTRICTIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: confining, constraining, constrictive, inhibiting, inhibitory, limiting, protective, regulating, regulative, regulatory, repressing, repressive, restricting, sumptuary, suppressive
 
 Antonyms: unrestrictive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*strict"ive\, a. [Cf. F. restrictif.]
1. Serving or tending to restrict; limiting; as, a
   restrictive particle; restrictive laws of trade.

2. Astringent or styptic in effect. [Obs.] --Wiseman.
   --{Re*strict"ive*ly}, adv. -- {Re*strict"ive*ness}, n.

 

 

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