[ ri-pres-iv ]
/ rɪˈprɛs ɪv /
tending or serving to repress: repressive laws.
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Origin of repressive
re·pres·sive·ly, adverbre·pres·sive·ness, nounnon·re·pres·sive, adjectiveun·re·pres·sive, adjective
un·re·pres·sive·ly, adverbun·re·pres·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for repressively
/ (rɪˈprɛsɪv) /
acting to control, suppress, or restrain
subjecting people, a society, etc, to a state of subjugation
Derived Formsrepressively, adverbrepressiveness, noun
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Medicine definitions for repressively
[ rĭ-prĕs′ĭv ]
Causing or inclined to cause repression.
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