Pronunciation: (ri-strik'tiv), [key]
1. tending or serving to restrict.
2. of the nature of a restriction.
3. expressing or implying restriction or limitation of application, as terms, expressions, etc.
4. Gram.limiting the meaning of a modified element: a restrictive adjective.
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