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Definition of restrictive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1preventing people from doing what they want restrictive laws
  2. 2(also defining) (grammar) (of relative clauses) explaining which particular person or thing you are talking about rather than giving extra information about them. InThe books that are on the table are mine,“that are on the table” is a restrictive relative clause. compare nonrestrictive
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