American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of suppressor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who suppresses; a suppressor.
- n. a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)
- n. an electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents
- n. someone who suppresses
“What HPV seems to do is turn off some of the -- what are known as tumor-suppresser genes.”
“What HPV seems to do, it seems to turn off some of what are known as tumor-suppresser genes.”
“It may involve loss of suppresser genes that usually restrict abnormal cell growth.”
“Mozilla Firefox, the populist web browser, has a built-in pop-up ad suppresser.”
“That's why he carried the gun and the noise suppresser.”
“As the elevator passed the third floor, the pistol seemed to jump into his right hand, his left digging the noise suppresser out of the pocket of the linen sport coat.”
“He had just removed the noise suppresser when a car door slammed outside and he saw a man and woman coming up the front stairs.”
“The killer could have used a noise suppresser—a silencer. . .”
““He's screwing on a noise suppresser,” Grissom said.”
“Klaus carried a nine-millimeter Walther P4 pistol with a sound suppresser, and Schebel carried his favorite H&K MP5 SD1 submachine gun, which was also silenced.”
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