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sup·pres·sion

 (sə-prĕsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of suppressing.
2. The state of being suppressed.
3. Psychiatry Conscious exclusion of unacceptable desires, thoughts, or memories from the mind.
4. Botany The failure of an organ or part to develop.
5. Genetics The inhibition of gene expression.

suppression

(səˈprɛʃən)
n
1. the act or process of suppressing or the condition of being suppressed
2. (Psychoanalysis) psychoanal the conscious avoidance of unpleasant thoughts. Compare repression2
3. (Electronics) electronics the act or process of suppressing a frequency, oscillation, etc
4. (Biology) biology the failure of an organ or part to develop
5. (Medicine) med the cessation of any physiological process

sup•pres•sion

(səˈprɛʃ ən)

n.
1. the act of suppressing.
2. the state of being suppressed.
3. Psychoanal.
a. conscious or unconscious inhibition of a painful memory or idea.
b. conscious inhibition of an impulse.
[1520–30; < Latin suppressiō a pressing down]

suppression

Temporary or transient degradation by an opposing force of the performance of a weapons system below the level needed to fulfill its mission objectives.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suppression - the failure to develop some part or organ
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
2.suppression - the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation; "a suppression of the newspaper"
restraint - the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"
3.suppression - forceful preventionsuppression - forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"
prevention, bar - the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
crackdown - severely repressive actions
4.suppression - (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
abstinence - act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life

suppression

noun
1. elimination, crushing, crackdown, check, extinction, prohibition, quashing, dissolution, termination, clampdown They were imprisoned after the suppression of pro-democracy protests.
2. inhibition, blocking, checking, restriction, restraint, smothering suppression of the immune system
3. concealment, covering, hiding, disguising, camouflage A mother's suppression of her own feelings can cause problems.
4. hiding, censorship, hushing up, stonewalling suppression of official documents
Quotations
"Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression: if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining" [Saul Bellow The Adventures of Augie March]

suppression

noun
Sudden punitive action:
Translations
قَمْع، كَبْت، إخْفاء
potlačenízákaz
tilbageholdelseundertrykkelse
elfojtáselhallgatás
niîurbæling; bann
baskıtutma

suppression

[səˈpreʃən] N [of symptoms, dissent, opposition, publication] → supresión f; [of feelings] → represión f; [of news, scandal, the truth] → ocultación f; [of revolt] → represión f

suppression

[səˈprɛʃən] n
[rebellion, revolt, activity] → répression f
[information] → suppression f; [scandal] → étouffement m
[immune system, appetite] → inhibition f

suppression

n
(of feelings, smile, dissent, views, symptoms, protest)Unterdrückung f; (of appetite)Zügelung f; (of information, evidence)Zurückhalten nt
(Elec) → Entstörung f

suppression

[səˈprɛʃn] n (of emotions) → repressione f; (of scandal) → soffocamento; (of truth) → il tacere; (of evidence) → occultamento; (of publication) → soppressione f

suppress

(səˈpres) verb
1. to defeat or put a stop to (eg a rebellion).
2. to keep back or stifle. She suppressed a laugh.
3. to prevent from being published, known etc. to suppress information.
supˈpression (-ʃən) noun

sup·pres·sion

n. supresión.
1. fallo súbito del cuerpo en la producción de una excreción o secreción normal;
2. en psicoanólisis, la inhibición de una idea o deseo.

suppression

n (psych, etc.) supresión f
References in classic literature ?
He arose and related the history of the suppression of the book.
And with what quill did the Secretary of the Society for the Suppression of Cruelty to Ganders formally indite his circulars?
How could I put even a little of that article into a suppression of reference to what had occurred?
They have provided a system which for terse comprehensiveness surpasses Justinian's Pandects and the By-laws of the Chinese Society for the Suppression of Meddling with other People's Business.
As to those partial commotions and insurrections, which sometimes disquiet society, from the intrigues of an inconsiderable faction, or from sudden or occasional illhumors that do not infect the great body of the community the general government could command more extensive resources for the suppression of disturbances of that kind than would be in the power of any single member.
It is from these specimens of the refuse of our Nobility that the great Tumults and Seditions of past ages have generally derived their leaders; and so great is the mischief thence arising that an increasing minority of our more progressive Statesmen are of opinion that true mercy would dictate their entire suppression, by enacting that all who fail to pass the Final Examination of the University should be either imprisoned for life, or extinguished by a painless death.
I'm in two dialogues--`The Society for the Suppression of Gossip' and `The Fairy Queen.
Here a torrent of tears had the same consequence with what the suppression had occasioned to Mr Allworthy, and she remained silent.
If Miss Verinder is not privy to the suppression of the Diamond, what do these things mean?
cried the dying man, with all the effusiveness of a grief declared after long suppression, "ah
She then insisted on the suppression of all repining, and commanded me rather to rejoice that I had escaped a snare.
This effect of the volume, for the eye, would have made it, as presumably the newest French novel--and evidently, from the attitude of the reader, "good"--consort happily with the special tone of the room, a consistent air of selection and suppression, one of the finer aesthetic evolutions.