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English definition of “oppress”

oppress

verb [T] (MAKE UNCOMFORTABLE)   /əˈpres/
to make a person feel uncomfortable or anxious: He's feeling oppressed by the approach of a deadline. oppressively    /əˈpres·ɪv·li/ adverb It was oppressively hot on the bus.
(Definition of oppress verb (MAKE UNCOMFORTABLE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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