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suppress meaning

EN[səˈpɹɛs] [-ɛs]
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    Definition of suppress in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGsuppressesPRsuppressingPT, PPsuppressedSUF-ress
    1. To put an end to, especially with force, to crush, do away with; to prohibit, subdue.
      1. Political dissent was brutally suppressed.
    2. To restrain or repress, such as laughter or an expression.
      1. I struggled to suppress my smile.
    3. (psychiatry) To exclude undesirable thoughts from one's mind.
      1. He unconsciously suppressed his memories of abuse.
    4. To prevent publication.
      1. The government suppressed the findings of their research about the true state of the economy.
    5. To stop a flow or stream.
      1. The rescue team managed to suppress the flow of oil by blasting the drilling hole.
      2. Hot blackcurrant juice mixed with honey may suppress cough.
    6. (US, law) To forbid the use of evidence at trial because it is improper or was improperly obtained.
      1. (electronics) To reduce unwanted frequencies in a signal.
        1. OBS To hold in place, to keep low.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • He unconsciously suppressed his memories of abuse.
            • I'm headed back down the elevator, having suppressed the impulse to buy an Eiffel Tower table lamp or pencil sharpener.
            • Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids suppress HMG-CoA reductase and have anticancerogenic properties through the induction of cell necrosis or apoptosis [19 ,20 ].
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Court ruled that physical evidence that was the fruit of an unmirandized interrogation, need not be suppressed.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Verbs
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          Grammatically, this word "suppress" is a verb.
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