from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To induce the operation of (a gene) by deactivating the repressor.
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- v. To activate a gene by the removal of a repressor
Presumably, then, Penelope would need to "derepress" her rape memory, or at the least to accept its buried existence, before overcoming her symptom.
If the Diggers preferred to derepress sexual impulses, Gaskin sought to derepress the Holy Spirit that, from his perspective, had been buried under scientific rationalism and the capitalist elevation of material goods over spiritual values.