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  Words related to suppression

Related / Similar Words: inhibition, crushing, quelling, stifling, curtailment

 

Definition:
  • (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires;
  • forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent";
  • the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation; "a suppression of the newspaper";
  • (botany) the failure to develop of some part or organ of a plant;

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    Hyponyms: crackdown

     

    Derivational Morphology: suppress, repress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb, smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, squelch, quell, quench, oppress, crush, restrain, keep, keep back, hold back, bottle up

     

     
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