nonpermissive

adjective non·per·mis·sive \ ˌnän-pər-ˈmi-siv \

Definition of nonpermissive

: not permissive: such as
a : not granting or tending to grant permission : not indulgent
  • nonpermissive parents
  • nonpermissive sexual attitudes
b : not supporting growth or genetic replication (as of a virus)
  • a nonpermissive host cell
  • nonpermissive temperatures

First Known Use of nonpermissive

1949

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nonpermissive

adjective non·per·mis·sive \ ˌnän-pər-ˈmis-iv \

medical Definition of nonpermissive

: not supporting growth or genetic replication (as of a virus)
  • nonpermissive host cells
  • nonpermissive temperatures

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