Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Tending to intercept.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Intercepting or tending to intercept.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Serving to intercept or obstruct.

Etymologies

intercept +‎ -ive (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Take a look at this new video, official's say a target missile was launched from Kodiak, Alaska and an interceptive missile fired from a base in California successfully tracked, intercepted and destroyed the target over the Pacific.

    CNN Transcript Sep 29, 2007

  • She did not look at him, but this was better than meeting his eye with that interceptive glance.

    Indian Summer

  • The emergency contraceptive acts as an interceptive agent and not an abortive one.

    The Times of India

  • President Dmitri Medvedev warned in November that if the United States established an interceptive-missile base in Poland and a radar unit in the Czech Republic in full combative readiness, Russia would respond with Iskanders.

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  • Serdiukov, head of the Kremlin's defense system, held that Moscow would applaud any decision against deploying interceptive rockets in Poland and radar in the Czech Republic, with capacity to spy on the whole Russian territory in Europe.

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  • At risk of falling prey to predators, the small solitary and monogamous antelope weighing less than 20 pounds seems to have developed, even without social skills or an equivalent means of communications, a form of interceptive listening for a special meaning (eavesdropping) from that other animal species.

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  • But, nearly destitute of the faculty to perceive, (as in coming in contact with something charged with the element of lightning,) the awful interceptive lines of that other arrangement which he is in the midst of as a subject of the laws of God, we see with what insensibility he can pass through those prohibitory significations of the Almighty will, which are to devout men as lines streaming with an infinitely more formidable than material fire.

    An Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance

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