Definitions for repressionrɪˈprɛʃ ən
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a state of forcible subjugation
"the long repression of Christian sects"
(psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious
the act of repressing; control by holding down
"his goal was the repression of insolence"
The act of repressing; state of being repressed.
The involuntary rejection from consciousness of painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses.
the act of repressing, or state of being repressed; as, the repression of evil and evil doers
that which represses; check; restraint
Origin: [Cf. F. rpression.]
"Repression" is the 150th episode of the science fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager, the fourth episode of the seventh season of the series.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The active mental process of keeping out and ejecting, banishing from consciousness, ideas or impulses that are unacceptable to it.
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