Definition of Suppression

1. Noun. The failure to develop some part or organ.

2. Noun. The act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation. "A suppression of the newspaper"
Exact synonyms: Curtailment
Generic synonyms: Restraint
Derivative terms: Suppress, Suppress

3. Noun. Forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority. "The stifling of all dissent"
Exact synonyms: Crushing, Quelling, Stifling
Generic synonyms: Bar, Prevention
Specialized synonyms: Crackdown
Derivative terms: Crush, Quell, Stifle, Suppress, Suppress

4. Noun. (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires.
Exact synonyms: Inhibition
Generic synonyms: Abstinence
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology
Derivative terms: Inhibit, Suppress

Definition of Suppression

1. n. The act of suppressing, or the state of being suppressed; repression; as, the suppression of a riot, insurrection, or tumult; the suppression of truth, of reports, of evidence, and the like.

Definition of Suppression

1. Noun. The act or instance of suppressing. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being suppressed. ¹

3. Noun. A process in which a person consciously excludes anxiety-producing thoughts, feelings, or memories. ¹

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Definition of Suppression

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suppression

suppresser gene
suppressio veri
suppression (current term)
suppressive fire
suppressor gene

Literary usage of Suppression

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"In the suppression under Henry V., nearly the whole of the confiscated revenues was ... Besides the suppression of monasteries, a great deal of wealth, ..."

2. The Lancet (1898)
"whether they ought to ensue when the suppression of urine is dependent merely ... Formerly it was thought that obstructive suppression was in some way quite ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"Following this labor the patient had complete suppression of urine, ... Complete suppression of urine lasted in this case about three and a half days. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf (1883)
"suppression of depositions before the hearing. ... Grounds of suppression. The usual grounds on which depositions are suppressed are, either that the ..."

5. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1864)
"History of the suppression of Infanticide in Western India tinder the Government of Bombay, including Notices of the Provinces and Tribes in which the ..."

6. Principles of medicine: Comprising General Pathology and Therapeutics, and a by Charles James Blasius Williams, Meredith Clymer (1853)
"Checked perspiration is a well-recognized cause of disease, commonly of a febrile or inflammatory nature ; but the sudden suppression of a fetid sweat in ..."

7. The History of the United States: From Their Colonization to the End of the by George Tucker (1858)
"By the suppression of this letter, Mr. Crawford was, on the one hand, exposed to the suspicion of wishing to prevent his admission that he had sanctioned ..."

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