Meaning of SUPPRESS in English

[] vt [ME, fr. L suppressus, pp. of supprimere, fr. sub- + premere to press--more at press] (14c) 1: to put down by authority or force: subdue

2: to keep from public knowledge: as a: to keep secret b: to stop or prohibit the publication or revelation of 3 a: to exclude from consciousness b: to keep from giving vent to: check

4. obs: to press down

5. a: to restrain from a usual course or action: arrest "~ a cough" b: to inhibit the growth or development of: stunt

6: to inhibit the genetic expression of "~ a mutation" -- n -- adj -- sup.pres.sive adj -- sup.pres.sive.ness n

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