HyperDic: suppressive

English > 1 sense of the word suppressive:
ADJECTIVEallsuppressivetending to suppress
English > suppressive: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningtending to suppress.
Example"the government used suppressive measures to control the protest"
BroaderrestrictiveServing to restrict
Verbssuppressto put down by force or authority
suppresscome down on or keep down by unjust / unjust / unjust use of one's authority

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