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Definition:
  • the act of repressing; control by holding down; "his goal was the repression of insolence";
  • (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious;
  • a state of forcible subjugation; "the long repression of Christian sects";

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    Derivational Morphology: repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce

     

    Anagrams: oppression, Proserpine

     

     
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