Synonyms for suppressive
- covering up
- holding back
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUPPRESSIVE
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.
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.