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Meaning of SUPPRESSION

Pronunciation:  supr'eshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
  2. [n]  forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"
  3. [n]  the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation; "a suppression of the newspaper"
  4. [n]  (botany) the failure to develop of some part or organ of a plant
 

SUPPRESSION is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: crushing, curtailment, inhibition, quelling, stifling
 
 See Also: abstinence, bar, crackdown, development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny, prevention, restraint

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sup*pres"sion\, n. [L. suppressio: cf. F.
suppression.]
1. The act of suppressing, or the state of being suppressed;
   repression; as, the suppression of a riot, insurrection,
   or tumult; the suppression of truth, of reports, of
   evidence, and the like.

2. (Med.) Complete stoppage of a natural secretion or
   excretion; as, suppression of urine; -- used in
   contradiction to retention, which signifies that the
   secretion or excretion is retained without expulsion.
   --Quain.

3. (Gram.) Omission; as, the suppression of a word.

Syn: Overthrow; destruction; concealment; repression;
     detention; retention; obstruction.

 

 

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