Meaning of SUPPRESSION in English


səˈpreshən noun

( -s )

Etymology: Latin suppression-, suppressio, from suppressus (past participle of supprimere to suppress) + -ion-, -io -ion


a. : the action of suppressing or the state of being suppressed

an excuse for slanting the news and for outright suppression of the facts — Liston Pope

the suppression of rebellion

b. : an instance of suppressing


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. : retardation or stoppage of growth in a tree or its branches caused by insufficient light or nutrition — compare suppressed 2

3. : the conscious intentional exclusion from consciousness of a thought or feeling — contrasted with repression

4. : the control of a forest fire after its discovery : the extinction and limitation of the spread of a forest fire

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.