Definition of Suppression in English :

Define Suppression in English

Suppression meaning in English

Meaning of Suppression in English

Pronunciation of Suppression in English

Suppression pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of suppression


1. suppression

the failure to develop some part or organ

2. curtailment, suppression

the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation

Example Sentences:
'a suppression of the newspaper'

3. crushing, quelling, stifling, suppression

forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority

Example Sentences:
'the suppression of heresy'
'the quelling of the rebellion'
'the stifling of all dissent'

4. inhibition, suppression

(psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of suppression
the act or process of suppressing or the condition of being suppressed
2. psychoanalysis
the conscious avoidance of unpleasant thoughts
Compare repression (sense 2)
3. electronics
the act or process of suppressing a frequency, oscillation, etc
4. biology
the failure of an organ or part to develop
5. medicine
the cessation of any physiological process

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see synonyms of suppression
a suppressing or being suppressed
2.  Psychiatry
the mechanism by which unacceptable ideas, impulses, etc. are suppressed
something suppressed in this way

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of suppression
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.

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