suppression

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noun sup·pres·sion \sə-ˈpre-shən\

Definition of suppression

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of suppressing :  the state of being suppressed

  2. 2 :  the conscious intentional exclusion from consciousness of a thought or feeling

Examples of suppression in a sentence

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

15th Century

First Known Use of suppression

15th century


SUPPRESSION Defined for Kids

suppression

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noun sup·pres·sion \sə-ˈpre-shən\

Definition of suppression for Students

  1. :  an act or instance of putting down or holding back :  the state of being put down or held back


Medical Dictionary

suppression

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noun sup·pres·sion \sə-ˈpresh-ən\

Medical Definition of suppression

  1. :  an act or instance of suppressing: asa:  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 organc:  the conscious intentional exclusion from consciousness of a thought or feeling—compare repression 2a



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