verb (used with object)
Origin of suppress
Examples from the Web for suppressive
Soon, Miscavige pushed out Broeker and declared him an unwanted “Suppressive.”15 Scientology Revelations From Lawrence Wright’s ‘Going Clear’|The Daily Beast|January 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Suppressive person – officially, a person with sociopathic tendencies or behaviors.Scientology Glossary: Thetans, Engrams, Sea Org, & More Key Terms|David Sessions|July 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is in the early stage that sequestration and suppressive measures are most valuable.
Was it Alexander or his court and ministers who bore the responsibility for the suppressive means that were employed?The Story of Russia|R. Van Bergen, M.A.
British Dictionary definitions for suppressive (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for suppressive (2 of 2)
- 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)