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suppression

noun sup·pres·sion \sə-ˈpre-shən\

Definition of SUPPRESSION

1
:  an act or instance of suppressing :  the state of being suppressed
2
:  the conscious intentional exclusion from consciousness of a thought or feeling

Examples of SUPPRESSION

  1. <learned that suppression of her angry feelings didn't necessarily make them go away>

First Known Use of SUPPRESSION

15th century

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suppression

noun sup·pres·sion \sə-ˈpresh-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUPPRESSION

:  an act or instance of suppressing: as a :  stoppage of a bodily function or a symptom <suppression of urine secretion> <suppression of a cough> b :  the failure of development of a bodily part or organ c :  the conscious intentional exclusion from consciousness of a thought or feeling—compare repression 2a

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