from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that suppresses: a suppressor of free speech.
- n. A gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene, especially of a mutant gene.
- n. A device, such as a resistor or grid, that is used in an electrical or electronic system to reduce unwanted currents.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device which suppresses something, especially an electronic or mechanical device.
- n. A person who suppresses others, a tyrant.
- n. A gene that suppresses the effect of another through epistasis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who suppresses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who suppresses, crushes, or quells; one who represses, checks, or stifles; one who conceals.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who suppresses
- n. a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)
- n. an electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents
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It sounds funny — after all, your Blackberry can recharge on the hotel bathroom floor — but a surge suppressor is convenient if you have the space for it in your luggage.
The sound suppressor is so they can hear when the .50 cal machine gun is firing.
Can't Post | Private Reply estimado senior geezer extraordinaire -- es un nombre, myu apropriado para ti ... joke aside, a surge suppressor is a lot cheaper, especially if you bring it with you from the States.
We found the paperwork for a Treasury Department stamp tax of two hundred dollars for a class III device, approved by ATF, called a suppressor, which you would call a silencer.
Some T lymphocytes are called the helper cells because they promote immune responses and encourage the B lymphocytes to produce more antibody, and different T lymphocytes, known as suppressor cells, inhibit immune reponses and tell the B lymphocytes that it is time to cut back on production.
To combat this, the body tried to develop so-called suppressor lymphocytes, which could control the killers and stop them from multiplying.
The ability of these miRNAs to perform this function is mainly attributed to their ability to interact with the p53 tumor suppressor, which is a powerful regulator of the teratologic susceptibility of embryos.
OKI succeeded in developing a PMD suppressor, which is an optical circuit for restoring the distorted received signal wave to its original form.
Your barrel is really 10 inches long, and the "suppressor" is actually a muzzle brake.
There is one “suppressor” you can buy over the counter in the US: the Metro barrel.