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, in the meaning defined above

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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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