Restrictive Re*strict"ive, a. [Cf. F. restrictif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Serving or tending to restrict; limiting; as, a restrictive particle; restrictive laws of trade. [1913 Webster]

2. Astringent or styptic in effect. [Obs.] --Wiseman. [1913 Webster] --{Re*strict"ive*ly}, adv. -- {Re*strict"ive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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