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English definition of “restrictive”

restrictive

adjective     /rɪˈstrɪk.tɪv/ often disapproving
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 .Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
(Definition of restrictive adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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