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.
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The active mental process of keeping out and ejecting, banishing from consciousness, ideas or impulses that are unacceptable to it.
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The policy of repression of ideas cannot work and never has worked.
A similar number have been threatened or warned. It's preventive police repression.
We cycled 76 days in winter through severely cold Yakutia to commemorate the victims of Soviet repression.
It's a symbol of fighting against repression and we are thrilled the building will be preserved for generations to come.
Be aware that China is using the so-called commutations to mislead the international community and continues to use anti-terrorism to step up its repression.
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