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English definition of “restrictive”

restrictive

adjective uk   /rɪˈstrɪk.tɪv/ often disapproving us  
C2 limiting the freedom of someone or preventing something from growing: He is self-employed because he finds working for other people too restrictive. The college is not able to expand because of restrictive planning laws.
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