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suppress

[suh-pres] /səˈprɛs/
verb (used with object)
1.
to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.):
to suppress the Communist and certain left-leaning parties.
2.
to do away with by or as by authority; abolish; stop (a practice, custom, etc.).
3.
to keep in or repress (a feeling, smile, groan, etc.).
4.
to withhold from disclosure or publication (truth, evidence, a book, names, etc.).
5.
to stop or arrest (a flow, hemorrhage, cough, etc.).
6.
to vanquish or subdue (a revolt, rebellion, etc.); quell; crush.
7.
Electricity. to reduce or eliminate (an irregular or undesired oscillation or frequency) in a circuit.
Origin of suppress
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English suppressen < Latin suppressus (past participle of supprimere to press down), equivalent to sup- sup- + pressus (see press1)
Related forms
suppressedly
[suh-prest-lee, -pres-id-] /səˈprɛst li, -ˈprɛs ɪd-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
suppressible, adjective
suppressive, adjective
suppressively, adverb
suppressor, suppresser, noun
nonsuppressed, adjective
nonsuppressive, adjective
nonsuppressively, adverb
nonsuppressiveness, noun
presuppress, verb (used with object)
quasi-suppressed, adjective
resuppress, verb (used with object)
self-suppressing, adjective
self-suppressive, adjective
unsuppressed, adjective
unsuppressible, adjective
unsuppressive, adjective
well-suppressed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unsuppressed
Historical Examples
  • unsuppressed by my monosyllabic "No," he persisted by saying, "What's your business, then?"

    The Story of an Untold Love Paul Leicester Ford
  • It startled the speaker and audience, and kindled a storm of unsuppressed laughter and applause.

    Lincoln's Yarns and Stories Alexander K. McClure
  • "Ha, ha, ha," roared the young gentleman in undisguised and unsuppressed fits of laughter.

    Lady Rosamond's Secret Rebecca Agatha Armour
  • The revolt was unsuppressed, when Napoleon determined to break from his difficult position.

    A History of England, Period III. Rev. J. Franck Bright
  • I am going to bed,” said she, with an unsuppressed yawn, “you had better take a more fitting hour.

    Helen and Arthur Caroline Lee Hentz
  • The Franciscan monastery is, I think, the only unsuppressed religious house.

  • This last idea became either too sentimental or too ludicrous for Lamar; and he jumped up in an unsuppressed fit of laughter.

    The Kentuckian in New-York, Volume I (of 2) William Alexander Caruthers
British Dictionary definitions for unsuppressed

suppress

/səˈprɛs/
verb (transitive)
1.
to put an end to; prohibit
2.
to hold in check; restrain: I was obliged to suppress a smile
3.
to withhold from circulation or publication: to suppress seditious pamphlets
4.
to stop the activities of; crush: to suppress a rebellion
5.
(electronics)
  1. to reduce or eliminate (unwanted oscillations) in a circuit
  2. to eliminate (a particular frequency or group of frequencies) in a signal
6.
(psychiatry)
  1. to resist consciously (an idea or a desire entering one's mind)
  2. to exercise self-control by preventing the expression of (certain desires) Compare repress (sense 3)
Derived Forms
suppresser, noun
suppressible, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin suppressus held down, from supprimere to restrain, from sub- down + premere to press
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Word Origin and History for unsuppressed

suppress

v.

late 14c., "to put down by force or authority," from Latin suppressus, past participle of supprimere "press down, stop, check, stifle," from sub "down, under" (see sub-) + premere "push against" (see press (v.1)). Sense of "prevent or prohibit the circulation of" is from 1550s. Related: Suppressed; suppressing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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unsuppressed in Medicine

suppress sup·press (sə-prěs')
v. sup·pressed, sup·press·ing, sup·press·es

  1. To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system.

  2. To deliberately exclude unacceptable desires or thoughts from the mind.

  3. To reduce the incidence or severity of a condition or symptom, such as a hemorrhage.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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