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suppress

[ suh-pres ]
/ səĖˆprɛs /
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verb (used with object)
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Origin of suppress

First recorded in 1375ā€“1425; late Middle English suppressen, from Latin suppressus (past participle of supprimere ā€œto press downā€), equivalent to sup- sup- + pressus (see press1)

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British Dictionary definitions for suppress

suppress
/ (səĖˆprɛs) /

verb (tr)
to put an end to; prohibit
to hold in check; restrainI was obliged to suppress a smile
to withhold from circulation or publicationto suppress seditious pamphlets
to stop the activities of; crushto suppress a rebellion
electronics
  1. to reduce or eliminate (unwanted oscillations) in a circuit
  2. to eliminate (a particular frequency or group of frequencies) in a signal
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 (def. 3)

Derived forms of suppress

suppresser, nounsuppressible, adjective

Word Origin for suppress

C14: from Latin suppressus held down, from supprimere to restrain, from sub- down + premere to press
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