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Verb: suppress  su'pres
  1. To put down by force or authority
    "suppress a nascent uprising";
    - stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb
     
  2. Dominate or subjugate by unjust use of one's authority and power
    "The government suppresses political activists";
    - oppress, crush
     
  3. Control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behaviour
    - inhibit, bottle up
     
  4. (psychiatry) put out of one's consciousness
    - repress
     
  5. Reduce the incidence or severity of or stop
    "suppress a yawn"; "this drug can suppress the haemorrhage"

Derived forms: suppresses, suppressing, suppressed

Type of: bury, check, contain, control, curb, decrease, disremember, forget, hold, hold back, hold in, keep, keep back, lessen, minify, moderate, restrain

Encyclopedia: Suppress