[ proh-skrip-tiv ]
/ proʊˈskrɪp tɪv /
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involving, imposing, or defining limits or prohibitions:We want the guidelines to be useful, broadly applicable, and not overly proscriptive and narrow.Rather than a proscriptive diet, in which the patient is limited to eating certain foods and measured portions, we encourage eating a wide range of foods in moderation.
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OTHER WORDS FROM proscriptive
pro·scrip·tive·ly, adverbnon·pro·scrip·tive, adjectivenon·pro·scrip·tive·ly, adverbun·pro·scrip·tive, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH proscriptiveprescriptive, proscriptive
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