Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending or serving to suppress.

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  • adj. That serves to suppress

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to suppress; subduing; concealing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to suppress.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tending to suppress

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Examples

  • A five officer assault rifle squad performed what is called suppressive fire at Ronald.

    The Seattle Times

  • It can be helpful to discuss the issues with a well-informed person, and long-term suppressive therapy can improve the situation immensely.

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  • Long-term suppressive acyclovir therapy in hematopoietic stem-cell transplant (HCT) recipients can prevent the emergence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) disease, including acyclovir-resistant HSV disease, researchers report in the July 15th issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

    xml's Blinklist.com

  • This station has voluntarily taken the kind of suppressive action that some would enforce through the federal government.

    Dr. Peter Breggin: Michael Savage: Irrepressible Canary in Freedom's Mineshaft

  • The church immediately sent emissaries to Ms. Collbran's parents 'house in Los Angeles to inform them that their daughter was "suppressive," Ms. Collbran said.

    Local News from Tuscaloosa News

  • The church immediately sent emissaries to Christie Collbran's parents 'house in Los Angeles to inform them that their daughter was "suppressive," Collbran said.

    Observer: Home Page

  • Parliament speaker Ali Larijani described the Saudi actions as "suppressive" and criticized King Abdullah for waging "a military operation to shed the blood of Yemeni Muslims" so close to this week's annual hajj pilgrimage, a symbol of Muslim unity.

    WBAY Action 2 News

  • The kind of suppressive asshole who would accuse you of helping terrorists by beating him at checkers should not be Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and is not someone worth rewarding for his own dissent.

    Connecticut Bob

  • Specifically, PIOTROWSKI falsely claimed that in 1991 during an Iraqi counterattack, he "exposed himself to direct enemy fire while providing suppressive fires to cover an antitank team, which was maneuvering to destroy an Iraqi T-62 tank."

    Media Coverage September 2009

  • Specifically, he falsely claimed that in 1991 during an Iraqi counterattack, he “exposed himself to direct enemy fire while providing suppressive fires to cover an antitank team, which was maneuvering to destroy an Iraqi T-62 tank.”

    Eric Gene Piotrowski

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