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Verb: suppress  su'pres
  1. Bring under control by force or authority
    "suppress a nascent uprising";
    - stamp down, subdue, conquer
  2. Dominate or subjugate by unjust use of one's authority and power
    "The government suppresses political activists";
    - oppress, crush
  3. Consciously restrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behaviour
    "suppress a smile";
    - inhibit, bottle up
  4. (psychiatry) put out of one's consciousness
    - repress
  5. Lessen to the point of stopping
    "suppress a yawn"; "this drug can suppress the haemorrhage"

Derived forms: suppressed, suppressing, suppresses

Type of: bury, check, contain, control, curb, decrease, disremember [US, informal], forget, hold, hold in, lessen, minify, mod [informal], moderate

Encyclopedia: Suppress