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English definition of “suppression”

suppression

noun [U]  /səˈpreʃ·ən/ us  

suppression noun [U] (HIDING SOMETHING)

the act of preventing something from being expressed or known: the suppression of emotions

suppression noun [U] (ENDIN SOMETHING)

the act of ending something by force: the suppression of human rights
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