Meaning of SUPPRESS in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ sə-ˈpres ]

transitive verb

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin suppressus, past participle of supprimere, from sub- + premere to press — more at press

Date: 14th century

1. : to put down by authority or force : subdue

suppress a riot

2. : to keep from public knowledge: as

a. : to keep secret

b. : to stop or prohibit the publication or revelation of

suppress the test results


a. : to exclude from consciousness

b. : to keep from giving vent to : check

suppress ed her anger

4. obsolete : to press down


a. : to restrain from a usual course or action

suppress a cough

b. : to inhibit the growth or development of

6. : to inhibit the genetic expression of

suppress a mutation

• sup·press·ibil·i·ty -ˌpre-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē noun

• sup·press·ible -ˈpre-sə-bəl adjective

• sup·pres·sive -ˈpre-siv adjective

• sup·pres·sive·ness -nəs noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.