What does suppression mean?

Definitions for suppression
səˈprɛʃ ənsup·pres·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suppression(noun)

    the failure to develop some part or organ

  2. suppression, curtailment(noun)

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

    "a suppression of the newspaper"

  3. suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling(noun)

    forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority

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

  4. inhibition, suppression(noun)

    (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires


  1. suppression(Noun)

    The act or instance of suppressing.

  2. suppression(Noun)

    The state of being suppressed.

  3. suppression(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suppression(noun)

    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. Suppression(noun)

    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. Suppression(noun)

    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.

How to pronounce suppression?

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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. Thomas Jefferson:

    To your request of my opinion of the manner in which a newspaper should be conducted, so as to be most useful, I should answer, by restraining it to true facts & sound principles only. Yet I fear such a paper would find few subscribers. It is a melancholy truth, that a suppression of the press could not more compleatly deprive the nation of it's benefits, than is done by it's abandoned prostitution to falsehood.

  2. Mkhaimar Abusada:

    These protests were the largest, the longest and the most violent in terms of Hamas suppression, this was a message of anger to Hamas that the situation is unbearable and that it must reconsider all its policies.

  3. Thomas McKenna:

    Shipboard fires must be suppressed, whereas in many civilian fires, a building can be considered a loss and the focus might shift to containing the fire to prevent spread, on a ship, fire suppression is critical to the survival of the ship and its personnel; confined spaces, smoke, heat and gases can be a threat to humans.

  4. Raj Dasgupta:

    Depending on how much and how late you drink, this suppression of ADH can carry into the night—even when you're sleeping.

  5. Michael Levin:

    The electrical communication amongst cells is really important for tumor suppression, the bigger picture is to understand how these voltages are passed among cells and how they control the transfer of chemical signals among cells.

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