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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.]

sup·press′ant n.
sup·press′i·ble adj.
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According to Eichfelder (2014), the cancer tumor can be radiated by five streams with equal distances, which includes a compilation of 400 distinctly suppressible pencil beams.
Three months after surgery, both PC and 24h-UFC values were normal and PC was suppressible by an overnight 1 mg DXM test.
Like racist speech, advocacy of the violent overthrow of democratic institutions can "create[] the conditions for violence." And since advocacy of violent overthrow of democratic governemnt seeks "to topple the fundamental prerequisites of a legitimate society and government," such expression can on Shiffrin's account be deemed "low value" expression suppressible even in the absence of the showing of harm needed to suppress full-value speech.
The suppressible forces, he said in the politics of power have been using language as a tool for maintaining their hegemony.
Suppressible glucagon secretion in young ketosis resistant, type "J" diabetic patients in India.
When I was younger, it was at chapel, of all places, that the most innocent thing, like a hole in a sock peeking out of a classmate's shoe as she knelt in the pew in front of me, that brought me to such barely suppressible fits.
1032 (1984) (holding that subject's identity and body are not suppressible evidence under the exclusionary rule); Camera v.
If the defendant's confession is causally linked to the police use of such an offensive tactic or combination of tactics, it should be deemed a suppressible fruit of that tactic.
"They believe that they have managed to quell the Islamic Awakening, but this movement is not suppressible and is racing ahead and it will show its reality sooner or later," Khamenehi said, ignoring the fact that Iran continued to support the Hosni Mubarak regime in Egypt even after President Obama publicly said it was time for Mubarak to go, and that Iran strongly opposed the joint Western-Arab intervention in Libya that helped topple the regime of Moammar Qadhdhafi.
Tics are "involuntary" (meaning often, but not always, suppressible), brief, abrupt, repeated movements usually of the face, head, or neck.
The prosecution often relies on potentially suppressible evidence in plea bargaining.
They are experienced as voluntary, suppressible responses to unwelcome premonitory urges (Singer, 2005).