Definitions for repressionrɪˈprɛʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. repression(noun)

    a state of forcible subjugation

    "the long repression of Christian sects"

  2. repression(noun)

    (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious

  3. repression(noun)

    the act of repressing; control by holding down

    "his goal was the repression of insolence"

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  1. repression(Noun)

    The act of repressing; state of being repressed.

  2. repression(Noun)

    The involuntary rejection from consciousness of painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Repression(noun)

    the act of repressing, or state of being repressed; as, the repression of evil and evil doers

  2. Repression(noun)

    that which represses; check; restraint

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. rpression.]

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  1. Repression

    "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 MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Repression

    The active mental process of keeping out and ejecting, banishing from consciousness, ideas or impulses that are unacceptable to it.


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