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Meaning & Definition of Suppression in English

English

Suppression

/səprɛʃən/

noun

1. The failure to develop some part or organ

    synonym:
  • suppression

2. The act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation

  • "A suppression of the newspaper"
    synonym:
  • suppression
  • ,
  • curtailment

3. Forceful prevention

  • Putting down by power or authority
  • "The suppression of heresy"
  • "The quelling of the rebellion"
  • "The stifling of all dissent"
    synonym:
  • suppression
  • ,
  • crushing
  • ,
  • quelling
  • ,
  • stifling

4. (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

    synonym:
  • inhibition
  • ,
  • suppression