verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for suppressed
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|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|DAILY BEAST
Oloroso is even darker and nuttier; flor growth is suppressed and the wine is exposed to oxygen from an early age.Why Maya Angelou Loved Sherry, The Drink of Brilliant Renegades|Jordan Salcito|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“If done chronically, it can lead to a suppressed immune system, chronic fatigue and memory issues,” he says.
Questions in frightened voices filled the air against this background of suppressed weeping.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
He came back again tingling with curiosity, indignation, and suppressed defiance.Salem Chapel, v. 2/2|Mrs. Oliphant
"You have said as much as it is wise for you to say," Lessingham replied, his voice trembling with suppressed passion.The Zeppelin's Passenger|E. Phillips Oppenheim
San Martino, the site of a suppressed Benedictine monastery, is the next spot of interest.The Mediterranean|T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
"I thought the transom was open," said a low voice, which still seemed to be struggling with suppressed laughter.Blindfolded|Earle Ashley Walcott
British Dictionary definitions for suppressed
- to reduce or eliminate (unwanted oscillations) in a circuit
- to eliminate (a particular frequency or group of frequencies) in a signal
- to resist consciously (an idea or a desire entering one's mind)
- to exercise self-control by preventing the expression of (certain desires)Compare repress (def. 3)