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suppresses

verb
present tense third-person singular of suppress

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1 to keep from being publicly known
  • the government tried to suppress the truth about that incident

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2 to refrain from openly showing or uttering
  • he managed to suppress a scream at the sight of the dead mouse
  • suppressed her anger

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3 to hold back the normal growth of
  • pruning helps suppress buds at the ends of developed branches and encourages new growth elsewhere

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4 to put a stop to (something) by the use of force
  • nothing could suppress the rising tide of protest against the dictator's latest injustices

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5 to keep secret or shut off from view
  • the defense attorney is openly accusing the prosecutor of attempting to suppress vital evidence

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“Suppresses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/suppresses. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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