verb (used with object)
Origin of suppress
Examples from the Web for suppressor
Instead, he, the suppressor of obscure Irish newspapers, had done more to injure recruiting than any Connemara editor.
Immediately, Forrester felt Mars throw out a suppressor field that would keep him from forming another Veil.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
But it is to the suppressor of this movement, rather than to its leader, that the Roumanians look back as their national hero.The Revolutionary Movement of 1848-9 in Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Germany|C. Edmund (Charles Edmund) Maurice
This abominable endeavour to suppressor lessen every thing that is praise-worthy, is as frequent among the men as women.The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant|John Hamilton Moore
British Dictionary definitions for suppressor (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for suppressor (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)
Word Origin for suppress
Word Origin and History for suppressor
late 14c., "to put down by force or authority," from Latin suppressus, past participle of supprimere "press down, stop, check, stifle," from sub "down, under" (see sub-) + premere "push against" (see press (v.1)). Sense of "prevent or prohibit the circulation of" is from 1550s. Related: Suppressed; suppressing.