Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Tending or serving to suppress.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending to suppress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Tending to suppress; subduing; concealing.

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  • adjective That serves to suppress

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  • adjective 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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

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