repress

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately from Latin repressus, the perfect passive participle of reprimō (I repress).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹəˈpɹɛs/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Verb[edit]

repress (third-person singular simple present represses, present participle repressing, simple past and past participle repressed)

  1. (transitive) To forcefully prevent an upheaval from developing further.
    to repress rebellion or sedition
    to repress the first risings of discontent
  2. (transitive, by extension) To check; to keep back.
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Etymology 2[edit]

re- +‎ press

Verb[edit]

repress (third-person singular simple present represses, present participle repressing, simple past and past participle repressed)

  1. To press again.
    to repress a vinyl record

Noun[edit]

repress (plural represses)

  1. A record pressed again; a repressing.
    • 2010, Clinton Heylin, Bootleg! The Rise And Fall Of The Secret Recording Industry:
      Save for the shows he actually taped — Dylan, Springsteen, Page & Plant and other kindred spirits — his own titles by 1994 were just represses of hard-to-find Japanese or American titles.

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