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Definition of "suppression" []

  • The act of suppressing. (noun)
  • The state of being suppressed. (noun)
  • Psychiatry Conscious exclusion of unacceptable desires, thoughts, or memories from the mind. (noun)
  • Botany The failure of an organ or part to develop. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "suppression" in a sentence
  • "But as he seems to think that what he terms the suppression of the objections ought not to have been made “silently,” I now break that silence, and state exactly what it is that I suppressed, and why."
  • "About 300 reporters and photographers rallied Saturday against what they called the suppression of press freedom and freedom of expression during Vice Premier Li Keqiang's visit."
  • "The Chamber had fought what it called the suppression of company participation in elections, and hailed the Supreme Court decision in the case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission."