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English definition of “repressive”

repressive

adjective     /rɪˈpres.ɪv/
controlling what people do, especially by using force : a repressive military regime Ruling and governing preventing people from expressing their feelings Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting repressiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Ruling and governing
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