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re·stric·tive

 (rĭ-strĭk′tĭv)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to restriction.
b. Tending or serving to restrict; limiting.
2. Grammar Of, relating to, or being a subordinate clause or phrase that identifies the noun, phrase, or clause it modifies and limits or restricts its meaning, as the clause who live in glass houses in People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

re·stric′tive·ly adv.
re·stric′tive·ness n.
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Adv.1.restrictively - in a restrictive manner; "this relative clause is used restrictively"
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