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repressive (adj.)

early 15c., in medicine, "serving to check or suppress, tending to subdue," from Old French repressif and directly from Medieval Latin repressivus, from Latin repress-, past-participle stem of reprimere "hold back, curb," figuratively "check, confine, restrain, refrain" (see repress). Related: Repressively.

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Definitions of repressive

repressive (adj.)
restrictive of action;
a repressive regime
Synonyms: inhibitory / repressing
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