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English definition of “repress”

repress

verb [T]    /rɪˈpres/
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    /rɪˈprest/ adjective repressed memories repression    /rɪˈpreʃ·ən/ noun [U] The report dealt with the repression of civil liberties during the period. repressive    /rɪˈpres·ɪv/ adjective The military regime was repressive and corrupt.
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