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English definition of “repress”
/rɪˈpres/ v [T]
› 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/ adj › repressed memories repression
/rɪˈpreʃ·ən/ n [U] › The report dealt with the repression of civil liberties during the period. repressive
/rɪˈpres·ɪv/ adj › The military regime was repressive and corrupt.