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restrictive (adj.)

early 15c., restrictif, "serving to bind or draw together," specifically, in medicine (Chauliac) "staunching loss of blood, stringent, styptic," from Medieval Latin restrictivus, from Latin restrict-, past-participle stem of restringere "restrict, restrain" (see restriction). In reference to terms, etc., "imposing or implying restriction," 1570s. Related: Restrictively; restrictiveness.

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Definitions of restrictive from WordNet

restrictive (adj.)
serving to restrict;
teenagers eager to escape restrictive home environments
restrictive (adj.)
(of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports;
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