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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.
a. To deliberately exclude (unacceptable desires or thoughts) from the mind.
b. To inhibit the expression of: suppress anger; suppress a smile.
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.]
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|Adj.||1.||suppressed - kept from public knowledge by various means;|
|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"
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