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burking

verb
present participle of burke

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to keep from being publicly known
  • the executives knew that the drug had dangerous side effects, but they burked the findings

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“Burking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/burking. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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