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restrictive

re·stric·tive

restrictive

 
 
pronunciation:
rih strIk tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having the effect of restricting.
The boarding school's policies were highly restrictive and very little freedom was allowed.
antonyms:
loose
similar words:
exclusive, limiting
definition 2: characterized by limitations on application.
a restrictive clause in their father's will
definition 3: in grammar, restricting the meaning of an element such as a word or phrase, as "who is here" restricts the meaning of "everyone" in the sentence "Everyone who is here is protected".
similar words:
limiting
derivations: restrictively (adv.), restrictiveness (n.)
Word Parts
The word restrictive contains the following part:
strict, string, strain Latin root that means bind, tighten