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English noun: suppression

1. suppression (process) the failure to develop some part or organ


Broader (hypernym)development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

2. suppression (act) the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation


SamplesA suppression of the newspaper.


Synonymscurtailment


Broader (hypernym)restraint

3. suppression (act) forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority


SamplesThe suppression of heresy.
The quelling of the rebellion.
The stifling of all dissent.


Synonymscrushing, quelling, stifling


Broader (hypernym)bar, prevention


Narrower (hyponym)crackdown

4. suppression (act) (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires


Synonymsinhibition


Broader (hypernym)abstinence


Domain categorypsychological science, psychology









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