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op•pres•sive



Pronunciation: (u-pres'iv), [key]
adj.
1. burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical: an oppressive king; oppressive laws.
2. causing discomfort by being excessive, intense, elaborate, etc.: oppressive heat.
3. distressing or grievous: oppressive sorrows.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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