suppress

[ suh-pres ]
/ səˈprɛs /

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. supposition,
  2. suppositious,
  3. supposititious,
  4. suppositive,
  5. suppository,
  6. suppressant,
  7. suppressed carrier modulation,
  8. suppression,
  9. suppressive,
  10. suppressor

Origin of suppress

1375–1425; late Middle English suppressen < Latin suppressus (past participle of supprimere to press down), equivalent to sup- sup- + pressus (see press1)

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British Dictionary definitions for suppressed

suppress

/ (səˈprɛs) /

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 Formssuppresser, 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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Medicine definitions for suppressed

suppress

[ sə-prĕs ]

v.

To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system.
To deliberately exclude unacceptable desires or thoughts from the mind.
To reduce the incidence or severity of a condition or symptom, such as a hemorrhage.

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