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repressverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈpres/
to ​preventfeelings, ​desires, or ​ideas from being ​expressed: In the end, it was ​impossible to repress her ​emotions. The ​government repressed all ​reports from the ​region.
adjective  us   /rɪˈprest/
repressed ​memories
noun [U]  us   /rɪˈpreʃ·ən/
The ​reportdealt with the repression of ​civilliberties during the ​period.
adjective  us   /rɪˈpres·ɪv/
The ​militaryregime was repressive and ​corrupt.
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