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restrictive

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adjective re·stric·tive \ri-ˈstrik-tiv\

Simple Definition of restrictive

  • : limiting or controlling someone or something

  • grammar of a word or group of words : giving information about a person or thing that is needed to understand which person or thing is meant

Full Definition of restrictive

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to restriction b :  serving or tending to restrict <restrictive regulations>

  2. 2 :  limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase

  3. 3 :  prohibiting further negotiation

restrictive noun
re·stric·tive·ly adverb
re·stric·tive·ness noun

Examples of restrictive

  1. In the sentence The book that you ordered is out of print, that you ordered is a restrictive clause.



1579

First Known Use of restrictive

1579



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