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repressverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈpres/
to prevent feelings, desires, or ideas from being expressed: In the end, it was impossible to repress her emotions. The government repressed all reports from the region.
repressed
adjective  us   /rɪˈprest/
repressed memories
repression
noun [U]  us   /rɪˈpreʃ·ən/
The report dealt with the repression of civil liberties during the period.
repressive
adjective  us   /rɪˈpres·ɪv/
The military regime was repressive and corrupt.
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