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suppress

verb [T] (END BY FORCE)    /səˈpres/
C2 to end something by force: The Hungarian uprising in 1956 was suppressed by the Soviet Union.Causing something to endComing to an end suppression     /-ˈpreʃ.ən/ noun [U] brutal police suppression of the riots suppression of evidence/emotions/free speech, etc.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restrictingCausing something to endComing to an end
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