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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]


Kept from public knowledge by various means


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)


publicized (made known; especially made widely known)

Sense 2suppressed [BACK TO TOP]


Manifesting or subjected to suppression

Context example:

a suppressed press


silenced (reduced to silence)

Sense 3suppressed [BACK TO TOP]


Held in check with difficulty


smothered; stifled; strangled; suppressed

Context examples:

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


inhibited (held back or restrained or prevented)

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