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English definition of “repress”

repress

verb [T]     /rɪˈpres/
to not allow something, especially feelings, to be expressed: He repressed a sudden desire to cry.Controlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions to control what people do, especially by using forceControlling and being in chargeRuling and governing
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