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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.


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


Broader (hypernym)abstinence

Domain categorypsychological science, psychology

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