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suppress meaning

EN[səˈpɹɛs]
US
  • 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
            • The government suppressed the findings of their research about the true state of the economy.
            • Most humans escape from the Wolff-Chaikoff effect as intrathyroidal iodide suppresses further iodide uptake via Na/I symporter inhibition [ 46 ].
            • Importantly, overexpression of WASP in trc mutants and transheterozygotes of trc and Tsc2 (which also show synaptic overgrowth) suppressed their synaptic overgrowth phenotypes.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Court ruled that physical evidence that was the fruit of an unmirandized interrogation, need not be suppressed.

        Meaning of suppress for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "suppress" is a verb.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Verbs
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