[ US /ɹiˈstɹɪktɪv/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪstɹˈɪktɪv/ ]
  1. serving to restrict
    teenagers eager to escape restrictive home environments
  2. (of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports
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How To Use restrictive In A Sentence

  • The relative clause: it is defined as a clausal modifier, restrictive or non-restrictive, used to modify a preceding construction, most often a preceding noun or noun phrase.
  • As a result, the area of the plateau outside the existing reserves was given the less restrictive tenure of conservation area.
  • Another restrictive manoeuvre gets under way. Times, Sunday Times
  • Mumbai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world but it is sprawling outwards because of restrictive planning laws. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Law Society vigorously opposed the restrictive amendment.
  • They managed to shift about half of the mentally retarded and emotionally disturbed patients to homes and less restrictive programs.
  • Amyloidosis and other infiltrative diseases, including sarcoidosis and haemochromatosis, can cause a restrictive syndrome.
  • I do agree out laws are overly restrictive now but anything to combat the increasing number of guns in circulation is worth trying Guns Kill People ( Shock News)
  • The country operates under a restrictive monetary arrangement that pegs the lev to the euro.
  • These periods can be determined by using shift experiments, in which cultures are shifted between the permissive and restrictive temperature.
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