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English definition of “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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