suppressive

adjective
sup·​pres·​sive | \ -ˈpres-iv How to pronounce suppressive (audio) \

Medical Definition of suppressive

: tending or serving to suppress something (as the symptoms of a disease) suppressive drugs

Other Words from suppressive

suppressiveness noun

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