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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.
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suppressant

(səˈprɛsənt)
adj
tending to suppress or restrain an action or condition
n
(Medicine) a suppressant drug or agent: a cough suppressant.
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sup•pres•sant

(səˈprɛs ənt)

n.
a substance that suppresses an undesirable action or condition: a cough suppressant.
[1940–45]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suppressant - a drug that suppresses appetitesuppressant - a drug that suppresses appetite  
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
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Translations

suppressant

[səˈpresnt] Ninhibidor m
appetite suppressantinhibidor m del apetito
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suppressant

n (Med) Medikament zur Unterdrückung bestimmter Körperfunktionen appetite suppressantAppetitzügler m
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suppressant

n supresor m; appetite — supresor del apetito
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