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sup·press

 (sə-prĕs′)
tr.v. sup·pressed, sup·press·ing, sup·press·es
1. To put an end to forcibly; subdue: suppress a rebellion. See Usage Note at repress.
2. To curtail or prohibit the activities of: suppress dissident groups.
3. To keep from being revealed, published, or circulated: suppress evidence; suppress a film.
4.
a. To deliberately exclude (unacceptable desires or thoughts) from the mind.
b. To inhibit the expression of: suppress anger; suppress a smile.
5.
a. To restrain the growth, activity, or release of: suppress a virus; suppress a hemorrhage.
b. To inhibit the expression of (a gene): suppress a mutation.

[Middle English suppressen, from Latin supprimere, suppress- : sub-, sub- + premere, to press; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

sup·press′ant n.
sup·press′i·ble adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.suppressed - kept from public knowledge by various means;
publicised, publicized - made known; especially made widely known
2.suppressed - manifesting or subjected to suppression; "a suppressed press"
silenced - reduced to silence; "the silenced crowd waited expectantly"
3.suppressed - held in check with difficulty; "a smothered cough"; "a stifled yawn"; "a strangled scream"; "suppressed laughter"
inhibited - held back or restrained or prevented; "in certain conditions previously inhibited conditioned reactions can reappear"
References in classic literature ?
This much-enduring man had succeeded in banishing chewing gum after a long and stormy war, had made a bonfire of the confiscated novels and newspapers, had suppressed a private post office, had forbidden distortions of the face, nicknames, and caricatures, and done all that one man could do to keep half a hundred rebellious girls in order.
On the contrary, Heyward thought the manner of the young Mohican was disdainful, if not a little fierce, and that he suppressed passions that were ready to explode, as much in compliment to the listeners, as from the deference he usually paid to his white associate.
I remember that the other day, when we passed the shanty of that Pike County family on the slope, there were three women at the door, and one of them said something that made poor little Kearney turn white and pink alternately, and dance with suppressed rage.
Grose watched them with positive placidity; then I caught the suppressed intellectual creak with which she conscientiously turned to take from me a view of the back of the tapestry.
Shelby, who took it with a gesture of suppressed eagerness.
I do not know whether I heard the sounds of a suppressed hilarity or not.
Roxana's bosom was heaving with suppressed passion, and she was glowering down upon him with measureless contempt written in her face.
By this time the whole church was red-faced and suffocating with suppressed laughter, and the sermon had come to a dead standstill.
From Frank Churchill's face, where he thought he saw confusion suppressed or laughed away, he had involuntarily turned to hers; but she was indeed behind, and too busy with her shawl.
My look or something else must have struck her as offensive, for she spoke with extreme though suppressed irritation.
Of course,' replied the uncle, with a hardly suppressed grimace, resulting from his deep aversion to both the proposed visitors.
They were the sounds of running scuffling feet seeming to chase round and round under the trees, they were strange sounds of lowered suppressed voices--exclamations and smothered joyous cries.