suppress


sup·press

vt \sə-ˈpres\

Definition of SUPPRESS

1
: to exclude from consciousness <suppressed anxiety>
2
: to restrain from a usual course or action <suppress a cough>
3
: inhibit 2 <suppresses the human immune response—Josie Glausiusz>; especially : to inhibit the genetic expression of <suppress a mutation>
sup·press·ibil·i·ty \-ˌpres-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun, plural sup·press·ibil·i·ties
sup·press·ible \-ˈpres-ə-bəl\ adjective

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up suppress? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).