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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Tending to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.); Tending to do away with by or as by authority; abolish; stop (a practice, custom, etc.).

Usage examples (34)
  • The government used suppressive measures to control the protest
  • It can be helpful to discuss the issues with a well-informed person, and long-term suppressive therapy can improve the situation immensely.
  • This station has voluntarily taken the kind of suppressive action that some would enforce through the federal government.
  • 40n-call suppressive fires and counterbattery fires. for more
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