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Adjective: oppressed  u'prest or ow'prest
  1. Burdened psychologically or mentally
    "oppressed by a sense of failure";
    - laden
Verb: oppress  u'pres or ow'pres
  1. Dominate or subjugate by unjust use of one's authority and power
    "The government oppresses political activists";
    - suppress, crush
     
  2. Cause to suffer
    "Jews were oppressed in the former Soviet Union";
    - persecute
     
  3. Make sad or gloomy
    "We were oppressed by the constant grey skies"

See also: burdened

Type of: bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, rag, torment

Encyclopedia: Oppressed

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