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English definition of “oppressed”

oppressed

adjective uk   /əˈprest/ us  

oppressed adjective (RULED)

governed in an unfair and cruel way and prevented from having opportunities and freedom: oppressed minorities the poor and the oppressed

oppressed adjective (FEELINGS)

worried and uncomfortable: She felt oppressed and discouraged in such an unfriendly environment.
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