stopped or kept from carrying on normal activity:In the late 1700s, all members of the suppressed Jesuit Order flocked to Rome from other European countries where they were not tolerated.
kept in or repressed, as a laugh, feeling, thought, etc.:I heard a suppressed giggle from under the bed.
withheld from disclosure or publication:There is a reasonable probability that the suppressed evidence would have produced a different verdict.
stopped or arrested, as a cough, bodily process, etc.:Their study examines how viral therapy combined with a suppressed immune response could be more effective against solid tumors.
vanquished or subdued; quelled:Six casino workers were killed in a brutally suppressed strike.
done away with or abolished, by or as by authority:Generations later, descendants of the colonists have generally accepted the formerly suppressed practice of tattooing.
kept from being expressed genetically:The promise of reversing sickle cell disease symptoms by reactivating a suppressed gene has attracted considerable interest.
the simple past tense and past participle of suppress.
- sup·pressed·ly [suh-prest-lee, -pres-id-], /səˈprɛst li, -ˈprɛs ɪd-/, adverb
- non·sup·pressed, adjective
- qua·si-sup·pressed, adjective
- un·sup·pressed, adjective
- well-sup·pressed, adjective
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How to use suppressed in a sentence
The Easter Rising was a sudden insurrection in the midst of World War I, and the general co-opted as many men as he could find to suppress the defiance.The Banned Irish Revolution Film Starring a Real Soldier | Fiona Zublin | November 16, 2020 | Ozy
The case aims to prove that Google’s position as a dominant search provider limits consumer choice and partnerships with companies like Apple suppresses competition.
At the same time, social distancing mandates have created “an artificial scenario” that may be suppressing new infections, he added.2019 was a terrible year for measles. 2021 could be much worse. | Julia Belluz | November 12, 2020 | Vox
The country had followed a similar trajectory, with an initial spike in March and a lockdown that almost totally suppressed the virus.50 million world Covid-19 cases: The biggest outbreaks, explained | Christina Animashaun | November 9, 2020 | Vox
By having the hidden become public knowledge, Rosen tells his groups, patients stop suppressing and start engaging — first with each other, then with their therapist and finally with loved ones.Christie Tate’s ‘Group’ is a sometimes salacious look at the secrets of strangers | Bethanne Patrick | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
The women standing on the green outside the House of Commons gave little impression of being suppressed.Britain’s Record-Breaking Face-Sitting Porn Protest | Nico Hines | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
suppressed, banned, scorned—it seems to speak to something within the human mind (or soul, if you like) that is irrepressible.
Emotions once suppressed, emotions once channeled, now are let loose.‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson | Cory Booker | November 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He suppressed a belch and then looked up at her with a mischievous grin.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life | Paul Hemphill | September 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Payne said she mostly suppressed her feelings and tried to live up to the expectations for a male.
The Princess still kept her eyes fixed on Louis, while, in a suppressed and unsteady voice, she answered her governess.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Fajardo seconds the demand of the citizens of Manila that the Audiencia be suppressed, alleging that it does more harm than good.
It was, of course, the suppressed emotional energy finding another outlet.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
She was putting her papers tidy again with calm fingers, while his own were almost cramped with the energy of suppressed desire.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
Haggard was in a state of suppressed excitement, and he couldn't eat a mouthful.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills