from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of suppressing.
- n. The state of being suppressed.
- n. Psychiatry Conscious exclusion of unacceptable desires, thoughts, or memories from the mind.
- n. Botany The failure of an organ or part to develop.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act or instance of suppressing.
- n. The state of being suppressed.
- n. A process in which a person consciously excludes anxiety-producing thoughts, feelings, or memories.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of suppressing, or the state of being suppressed; repression
- n. Complete stoppage of a natural secretion or excretion.
- n. Omission.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of suppressing, crushing, or quelling, or the state of being suppressed, crushed, quelled, or the like: as, the suppression of a riot, insurrection, or tumult.
- n. The act of concealing or withholding from utterance, disclosure, revelation, or publication: as, the suppression of truth, of evidence, or of reports.
- n. The stoppage or obstruction or the morbid retention of discharges: as, the suppression of a diarrhea, of saliva, or of urine.
- n. In botany, the absence, as in flowers, of parts requisite to theoretical completeness; abortion.
- n. In psychology, a phenomenon of binocular vision, consisting in the exclusive predominance of a single monocular image and the consequent disappearance of the other.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
- n. the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
- n. (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
- n. the failure to develop some part or organ
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But as he seems to think that what he terms the suppression of the objections ought not to have been made “silently,” I now break that silence, and state exactly what it is that I suppressed, and why.
About 300 reporters and photographers rallied Saturday against what they called the suppression of press freedom and freedom of expression during Vice Premier Li Keqiang's visit.
The Chamber had fought what it called the suppression of company participation in elections, and hailed the Supreme Court decision in the case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
Indian army is stopping the violence which you all call suppression then so the Pakistan army is in the same boat.
•Trouble spot:: With at least five new starters projected for an overhauled defense, fixing the run suppression is a priority.
On the other hand, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility have been critical of her work there, claiming that she has a "highly politicized approach to decision-making that resulted in suppression of scientific information, issuance of gag orders and threats against professional staff members who dared to voice concerns."
Voter suppression is the most under-reported political scandal of our lifetimes.
This week, I want to discuss something I call "suppression, regression, depression."
Business starts to cut Production Costs to the Bone; realism states the only truly variable conduit for such Cost-cutting lay in suppression of Wages.
Mr. Kadyrov's savage brutality and repression — which conjure up images straight from the Stalinist period — did result in short-term suppression of the militants' activity between 2007 and 2008.