Definitions

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

  • noun One that suppresses.
  • noun A gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene, especially of a mutant gene.
  • noun A device, such as a resistor or grid, that is used in an electrical or electronic system to reduce unwanted currents.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who suppresses, crushes, or quells; one who represses, checks, or stifles; one who conceals.

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

  • noun One who suppresses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A device which suppresses something, especially an electronic or mechanical device.
  • noun A person who suppresses others, a tyrant.
  • noun A gene that suppresses the effect of another through epistasis.

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

  • noun someone who suppresses
  • noun a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)
  • noun an electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents

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Examples

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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  • The sound suppressor is so they can hear when the .50 cal machine gun is firing.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    THE LUPUS HANDBOOK FOR WOMEN

  • 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.

    THE LUPUS HANDBOOK FOR WOMEN

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