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adjective oppressive pronunciation in British English /əˈpresɪv/
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  1. 1
    oppressive leaders, governments, or laws treat people unfairly or in a cruel way

    people who have fled from oppressive regimes

    oppressive levels of taxation

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  2. 2
    hot in an unpleasant way, especially because there is no wind
  3. 3
    something that is oppressive makes you feel very worried or unhappy

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