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English noun: suppressor

1. suppressor (person) someone who suppresses


SamplesDictators are suppressors of free speech.


Synonymssuppresser


Broader (hypernym)controller, restrainer

2. suppressor (body) a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)


Synonymssuppresser, suppresser gene, suppressor gene


Broader (hypernym)cistron, factor, gene


Narrower (hyponym)tumor suppressor gene

3. suppressor (artifact) an electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents


Synonymssuppresser


Broader (hypernym)electrical device


Narrower (hyponym)lightning arrester, spike arrester, spike suppressor, surge protector, surge suppressor









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