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Definition 1: the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation - [noun denoting act]

Samples where suppression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a suppression of the newspaper

Synonyms for suppression in the sense of this definition

(suppression is a kind of ...) the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

"the unlawful restraint of trade"

Definition 2: forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority - [noun denoting act]

Samples where suppression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the suppression of heresy
  • the quelling of the rebellion
  • the stifling of all dissent

Synonyms for suppression in the sense of this definition

(suppression is a kind of ...) the act of preventing

"there was no bar against leaving" "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"

(... is a kind of suppression ) severely repressive actions

Definition 3: (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for suppression in the sense of this definition

(suppression is a kind of ...) act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite

(suppression belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

Definition 4: the failure to develop some part or organ - [noun denoting process]

(suppression is a kind of ...) (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level

"he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"

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