Definition of non-permissive in English:

non-permissive

adjective

  • 1That is not permissive.

  • 2Microbiology. Designating cells in which a particular virus is unable to multiply. Also: designating environmental conditions that have adverse effects on bacteria possessing a particular mutation.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Public Opinion Quarterly. From non- + permissive.

Pronunciation

non-permissive

/ˌnɒnpəˈmɪsɪv/