Meaning of restrictive


Pronunciation: (ri-strik'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. tending or serving to restrict.
  2. of the nature of a restriction.
  3. expressing or implying restriction or limitation of application, as terms, expressions, etc.
  4. limiting the meaning of a modified element: a restrictive adjective.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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