1. Serving or tending to restrict; limiting; as, a restrictive particle; restrictive laws of trade.
2. Astringent or styptic in effect. [Obs.]
--Re*strict*ive*ly, adv. -- Re*strict*ive*ness, n.
adj 1: serving to restrict; "teenagers eager to escape restrictive
home environments" [ant: unrestrictive]
2: (of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting