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verb [transitive]     suppress pronunciation in British English
/səˈpres/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysuppress
he/she/itsuppresses
present participlesuppressing
past tensesuppressed
past participlesuppressed
  1. 1
    to stop opposition or protest using military force or strict laws
    suppress a rebellion/uprising/demonstration:

    Pro-independence demonstrations were ruthlessly suppressed.

  2. 2
    to stop yourself feeling an emotion

    It’s bad to suppress your feelings.

    1. a.
      to stop yourself showing an emotion, especially one that might offend someone
      suppress an urge/impulse:

      I kept my voice level and suppressed the urge to hit him.

  3. 3
    to stop a physical process from happening or developing

    These drugs should suppress your appetite.

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