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. Mike Pence:

    While this institution has maintained an atmosphere of civility and open debate, far too many campuses across America have become characterized by speech codes, safe spaces, tone policing, administration-sanctioned political correctness -- all of which amounts to the suppression of free speech, these practices are destructive of learning and the pursuit of knowledge.

  2. 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.

  3. Thiruman Archunan:

    Wherever and whenever a woman is harassed, abused and exploited there could be found a religion or some kind of irrational belief and suppression of reason among the minds of men or women who were responsible for the exploitation.

  4. 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.

  5. Summit County:

    Thanks to great aviation work and phenomenal collaboration amongst all agencies involved in the suppression and evacuation efforts here on the #ParleysCanyonFire, things have slowed a bit tonight.

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