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English definition of “suppress”

suppress

verb [T] (PREVENT)    /səˈpres/
C2 to prevent something from being seen or expressed or from operating : She couldn't suppress her anger / annoyance / delight . His feelings of resentment have been suppressed for years . The government tried to suppress the book because of the information it contained about the security services . The virus suppresses the body's immune system .Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting 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
(Definition of suppress verb (PREVENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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