suppress - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb [transitive] 

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/səˈpres/
present tense
I/you/we/theysuppress
he/she/itsuppresses
present participlesuppressing
past tensesuppressed
past participlesuppressed
  1. 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.

derived word

suppression

 

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/səˈpreʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]