What does Suppression mean?

Definitions for Suppression
səˈprɛʃ ənsup·pres·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suppressionnoun

    the failure to develop some part or organ

  2. suppression, curtailmentnoun

    the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation

    "a suppression of the newspaper"

  3. suppression, crushing, quelling, stiflingnoun

    forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority

    "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"

  4. inhibition, suppressionnoun

    (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires


  1. suppressionnoun

    The act or instance of suppressing.

  2. suppressionnoun

    The state of being suppressed.

  3. suppressionnoun

    A process in which a person consciously excludes anxiety-producing thoughts, feelings, or memories.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Suppressionnoun

    Etymology: suppression, Fr. suppressio, Lat. from suppress.

    You may depend upon a suppression of these verses. Alexander Pope.


  1. suppression

    Suppression generally refers to the act of stopping, ending or preventing something from happening, being seen, or expressed. It can be used in various contexts such as in psychology (preventing emotions or desires from being expressed), in medical terms (halting the progression of a disease), or in politics (preventing opposition or rebellion).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suppressionnoun

    the act of suppressing, or the state of being suppressed; repression; as, the suppression of a riot, insurrection, or tumult; the suppression of truth, of reports, of evidence, and the like

  2. Suppressionnoun

    complete stoppage of a natural secretion or excretion; as, suppression of urine; -- used in contradiction to retention, which signifies that the secretion or excretion is retained without expulsion

  3. Suppressionnoun

    omission; as, the suppression of a word


  1. Suppression

    Suppression of an eye is a subconscious adaptation by a person's brain to eliminate the symptoms of disorders of binocular vision such as strabismus, convergence insufficiency and aniseikonia. The brain can eliminate double vision by ignoring the images of one of the eyes. This can lead to Amblyopia. During an eye examination, suppression may be evaluated with tests such as the Worth 4 dot test, and the 4 prism Base out test. Suppression may treated with vision therapy, though there is a wide range of opinions on long-term effectiveness between eye care professionals, with little scientific evidence of long-term improvement of suppression, if the underlying cause is not addressed.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. suppression

    Temporary or transient degradation by an opposing force of the performance of a weapons system below the level needed to fulfill its mission objectives.

Suggested Resources

  1. Suppression

    Suppression vs. Repression -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Suppression and Repression.


  1. Suppression

    the non-development of a part normally present.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Suppression in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Suppression in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Suppression in a Sentence

  1. Jacob Wells:

    We believe completely to the core of our being that the danger of the suppression of our speech is much more dangerous than the speech itself and this has been tested through history.

  2. Kris Kobach:

    The commission is not set up to disprove or to prove President Trump's claim, nor is it just looking at the 2016 election. We're looking at all forms of election irregularities, voter fraud, voter registration fraud, voter intimidation, suppression, and looking at the vulnerabilities of the various elections we have in each of the 50 states.

  3. Gavin Newsom:

    We need your help to change the culture in terms of the suppression strategies in this climate literally and figuratively to be more aggressive on these federal fires, the 2021 fire year is different from any before.

  4. Sarah Riggs Amico:

    Any candidate claiming victory based on partial results is dishonoring the voices of hundreds of thousands of voters who, in good faith, turned in absentee ballots or stood in long lines late into the night in the pouring rain to make their voices heard, dismissing or ignoring valid ballots from these voters is an audacious affront to the entire voting rights movement and takes a page straight from the voter suppression playbook championed by Republicans like( Governor) Brian Kemp and State Brad Raffensperger.

  5. Alex Tardy:

    The fires can grow 1,000 acres in one hour, so it is critical to get suppression ASAP, especially in Santa Ana dry wind and warm conditions, the summer of 2021 was the warmest on record for mountains and deserts, so that is much extra stress on the vegetation. The winter of 2020-21 was about 40 to 50 % of average rainfall( dry water year), so that also adds to more stress and drying of fuels( live or dead fuels).

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