Definitions for restrictiverɪˈstrɪk tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•stric•tiverɪˈstrɪk tɪv(adj.)

  1. tending or serving to restrict.

  2. of the nature of a restriction.

  3. of or pertaining to a word, phrase, or clause that identifies or limits the meaning of a modified element, as the relative clause that just ended in The year that just ended was bad for crops: in English a restrictive clause is usu. not set off by commas.

    Category: Grammar

    Ref: Compare nonrestrictive (def. 2). 2

Origin of restrictive:

1375–1425; late ME < MF restrictif < L restrict(us) (see restrict ) + MF -if -ive

re•stric′tive•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. restrictive(adj)

    serving to restrict

    "teenagers eager to escape restrictive home environments"

  2. restrictive(adj)

    (of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports

Wiktionary

  1. restrictive(Adjective)

    Confining, limiting, containing with in defined bounds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restrictive(adj)

    serving or tending to restrict; limiting; as, a restrictive particle; restrictive laws of trade

  2. Restrictive(adj)

    astringent or styptic in effect


Translations for restrictive

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

restrictive(adjective)

restricting or intended to restrict.

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