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SUPPRESSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does suppression mean? 

SUPPRESSION (noun)
  The noun SUPPRESSION has 4 senses:

1. (botany) the failure to develop of some part or organ of a plant
2. the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
3. forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
4. (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

  Familiarity information: SUPPRESSION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUPPRESSION (noun)


Sense 1suppression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(botany) the failure to develop of some part or organ of a plant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("suppression" is a kind of...):

development; growing; growth; maturation; ontogenesis; ontogeny ((biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level)

Domain category:

botany; phytology (the branch of biology that studies plants)


Sense 2suppression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

curtailment; suppression

Context example:

a suppression of the newspaper

Hypernyms ("suppression" is a kind of...):

restraint (the of act controlling by restraining someone or something)


Sense 3suppression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

crushing; quelling; stifling; suppression

Context examples:

the suppression of heresy / the quelling of the rebellion / the stifling of all dissent

Hypernyms ("suppression" is a kind of...):

bar; prevention (the act of preventing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "suppression"):

crackdown (severely repressive actions)


Sense 4suppression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

inhibition; suppression

Hypernyms ("suppression" is a kind of...):

abstinence (act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite)

Domain category:

psychological science; psychology (the science of mental life)


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