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repressionnoun [U]

uk   us   /rɪˈpreʃ.ən/
the use of ​force or ​violence to ​control a ​group of ​people: The ​political repression in this ​country is ​enforced by ​terror. the ​process and ​effect of ​keepingparticularthoughts and ​wishes out of ​yourconsciousmind in ​order to ​defend or ​protect it: an ​attitude of ​unhealthy sexual repression
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