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- To put an end to, especially with force, to crush, do away with; to prohibit, subdue.
- Political dissent was brutally suppressed.
- To restrain or repress, such as laughter or an expression.
- I struggled to suppress my smile.
- (psychiatry) To exclude undesirable thoughts from one's mind.
- He unconsciously suppressed his memories of abuse.
- To prevent publication.
- The government suppressed the findings of their research about the true state of the economy.
- To stop a flow or stream.
- The rescue team managed to suppress the flow of oil by blasting the drilling hole.
- Hot blackcurrant juice mixed with honey may suppress cough.
- (US, law) To forbid the use of evidence at trial because it is improper or was improperly obtained.
- (electronics) To reduce unwanted frequencies in a signal.
- (military) To stop or prevent the enemy from executing unwanted activities like firing, regrouping, observation or others.
- (obsolete) To hold in place, to keep low.
to put an end to
to restrain an expression
psychiatry: to exclude undesirable thoughts from one's mind
to prevent publication
to stop a flow or stream
electronics: to reduce unwanted frequencies
to hold in place, to keep low
- “suppress”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “suppress”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.