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English definition of “oppression”

oppression

noun [U] (FEELINGS)    /əˈpreʃ.ən/
a feeling of being very uncomfortable and worried : Several people had experienced the same feeling of oppression when they slept in that room .Anxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
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