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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. Impede or hinder the natural development or self-expression of
  3. Suppress in order to conceal or hide
    "repress a cry of fear";
    - smother, stifle, strangle, muffle
  4. (psychiatry) put out of one's consciousness
    - suppress
  5. Block the action of
    "the process of repressing gene transcription"

Derived forms: repressed, repressing, represses

Type of: bottle up, bury, change, crush, disremember [US, informal], entrammel [literary], fetter [literary], forget, hinder, impede, inhibit, oppress, suppress, trammel [literary]