- the act of suppressing.
- the state of being suppressed.
- Psychoanalysis. conscious inhibition of an impulse.
- Botany. the absence of parts normally or usually present due to the action of frost, disease, or insects.
- Radio, Electronics. the elimination of a component of a varying emission, as the elimination of a frequency or group of frequencies from a signal.
- Electricity. the reduction or elimination of irregular current oscillations or frequencies in a circuit.
Origin of suppression
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It was a great victory, a characteristically Russian exploit in self-suppression.Under Western Eyes
And mind, there must be self-suppression if there is to be the triumph of a divine power in you.Expositions of Holy Scripture
What the ascetic aimed at was not self-development, but self-suppression.Religion & Sex
Here is a critical field for cooperation and self-suppression.The War and Unity
No; no one would condemn you to such painful silence and self-suppression.Imaginations and Reveries
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- the act or process of suppressing or the condition of being suppressed
- psychoanal the conscious avoidance of unpleasant thoughtsCompare repression (def. 2)
- electronics the act or process of suppressing a frequency, oscillation, etc
- biology the failure of an organ or part to develop
- med the cessation of any physiological process
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Word Origin and History for self-suppression
1520s, from Latin suppressionem (nominative suppresio), noun of action from past participle stem of supprimere (see suppress).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The act of suppressing or the state of being suppressed.
- Conscious exclusion of unacceptable desires, thoughts, or memories from the mind.
- The sudden arrest of the secretion of a fluid, such as urine or bile.
- The checking or curtailing of an abnormal flow or discharge.
- The effect of a second genetic mutation that reverses a phenotypic change that had been caused by a previous mutation at a different location on the chromosome.
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