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repress

verb [T]  /rɪˈpres/ us  
to prevent feelings, desires, or ideas from being expressed: In the end, it was impossible to repress her emotions. The government repressed all reports from the region.
repressed
adjective  /rɪˈprest/ us  
repressed memories
repression
noun [U]  /rɪˈpreʃ·ən/ us  
The report dealt with the repression of civil liberties during the period.
repressive
adjective  /rɪˈpres·ɪv/ us  
The military regime was repressive and corrupt.
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