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SUPPRESSED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does suppressed mean? 

SUPPRESSED (adjective)
  The adjective SUPPRESSED has 3 senses:

1. kept from public knowledge by various means
2. manifesting or subjected to suppression
3. held in check with difficulty

  Familiarity information: SUPPRESSED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUPPRESSED (adjective)


Sense 1suppressed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Kept from public knowledge by various means

Similar:

burked (suppressed quietly or indirectly)

hushed-up ((used of information or news) kept secret by using influence)

quelled; quenched; squelched (subdued or overcome)

unreleased (not (or not yet) made available for distribution or publication)

Antonym:

publicized (made known; especially made widely known)


Sense 2suppressed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Manifesting or subjected to suppression

Context example:

a suppressed press

Similar:

silenced (reduced to silence)


Sense 3suppressed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Held in check with difficulty

Synonyms:

smothered; stifled; strangled; suppressed

Context examples:

a smothered cough / a stifled yawn / a strangled scream / suppressed laughter

Similar:

inhibited (held back or restrained or prevented)


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