Synonyms for suppressive

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Was it Alexander or his court and ministers who bore the responsibility for the suppressive means that were employed?

It is in the early stage that sequestration and suppressive measures are most valuable.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to put down by force or authority," from Latin suppressus, past participle of supprimere "press down, stop, check, stifle," from sub "down, under" (see sub-) + premere "push against" (see press (v.1)). Sense of "prevent or prohibit the circulation of" is from 1550s. Related: Suppressed; suppressing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SUPPRESSIVE

prohibitive

adjectiverestrictive; beyond one's
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