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suppression (n.)

early 15c., from Latin suppressionem (nominative suppresio), noun of action from past-participle stem of supprimere (see suppress).

updated on October 14, 2019

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Definitions of suppression from WordNet

suppression (n.)
the failure to develop some part or organ;
suppression (n.)
the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation;
a suppression of the newspaper
Synonyms: curtailment
suppression (n.)
forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority;
the suppression of heresy
Synonyms: crushing / quelling / stifling
suppression (n.)
(psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires;
Synonyms: inhibition
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