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Adjective: repressing  ri'pre-sing
  1. Restrictive of action
    - inhibitory, repressive
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"

See also: restrictive

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

Encyclopedia: Repressing