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English definition of “oppress”

oppress

verb [T] (MAKE UNCOMFORTABLE)    /əˈpres/
to make a person feel uncomfortable or worried, and sometimes ill: Strange dreams and nightmares oppressed him.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of oppress verb (MAKE UNCOMFORTABLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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