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English definition of “repression”

repression

noun [U]     /rɪˈpreʃ.ən/
the use of force or violence to control a group of people : The political repression in this country is enforced by terror .Ruling and governing the process and effect of keeping particular thoughts and wishes out of your conscious mind in order to defend or protect it: an attitude of unhealthy sexual repressionScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personalityControlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions
(Definition of repression noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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