nonpermissive

adjective

non·​per·​mis·​sive ˌnän-pər-ˈmi-siv How to pronounce nonpermissive (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonpermissive was in 1949

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“Nonpermissive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonpermissive. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

nonpermissive

adjective
non·​per·​mis·​sive ˌnän-pər-ˈmis-iv How to pronounce nonpermissive (audio)
: not supporting growth or genetic replication (as of a virus)
nonpermissive host cells
nonpermissive temperatures
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