suppression

noun sup·pres·sion \ sə-ˈpre-shən \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of suppression

15th century


SUPPRESSION Defined for Kids

suppression

noun sup·pres·sion \ sə-ˈpre-shən \

Definition of suppression for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

suppression

noun sup·pres·sion \ sə-ˈpresh-ən \

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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