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English noun: suppresser

1. suppresser (person) someone who suppresses

SamplesDictators are suppressors of free speech.


Broader (hypernym)controller, restrainer

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

Synonymssuppresser gene, suppressor, suppressor gene

Broader (hypernym)cistron, factor, gene

Narrower (hyponym)tumor suppressor gene

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


Broader (hypernym)electrical device

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

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