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Adjective: repressed  ri'prest
  1. Characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions
    "repressed rage turned his face scarlet";
    - pent-up
Verb: repress  ri'pres
  1. Put down by force or intimidation
    "The government represses any attempt of an uprising";
    - quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce
     
  2. Conceal or hide
    "repress a yawn";
    - smother, stifle, strangle, muffle
     
  3. (psychiatry) put out of one's consciousness
    - suppress
     
  4. Block the action of

See also: inhibited

Type of: bury, change, conquer, crush, curb, disremember, forget, inhibit, oppress, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Encyclopedia: Repressed