Re*strict"ive (?), a. [Cf. F. restrictif.]

1.

Serving or tending to restrict; limiting; as, a restrictive particle; restrictive laws of trade.

2.

Astringent or styptic in effect.

[Obs.]

Wiseman.

--Re*strict"ive*ly, adv. -- Re*strict"ive*ness, n.

 

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