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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Suppress \Sup*press"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suppressed; p. pr.
& vb. n. Suppressing.] [L. suppressus, p. p. of supprimere
to suppress; sub under + premere, pressum, to press. See
Sub-, and Press.]
1. To overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to quell.
Every rebellion, when it is suppressed, doth make
the subject weaker, and the prince stronger. --Sir
2. To keep in; to restrain from utterance or vent; as, to
suppress the voice; to suppress a smile. --Sir W. Scott.
3. To retain without disclosure; to conceal; not to reveal;
to prevent publication of; as, to suppress evidence; to
suppress a pamphlet; to suppress the truth.
She suppresses the name, and this keeps him in a
pleasing suspense. --Broome.
4. To stop; to restrain; to arrest the discharges of; as, to
suppress a diarrhea, or a hemorrhage.
Syn: To repress; restrain; put down; overthrow; overpower;
overwhelm; conceal; stifle; stop; smother.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: kept from public knowledge by various means; [ant:
2: manifesting or subjected to suppression; "a suppressed press"
3: held in check with difficulty; "a smothered cough"; "a
stifled yawn"; "a strangled scream"; "suppressed laughter"
[syn: smothered, stifled, strangled, suppressed]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
125 Moby Thesaurus words for "suppressed":
Lethean, Olympian, absentminded, aloof, amnestic, arcane, backward,
bashful, blank, blocked, bond, broken, cabalistic, captive,
censored, chilled, chilly, classified, close, closed, cold,
concealed, conquered, constrained, converted, cool, crushed,
cryptic, dark, detached, discreet, disenfranchised, distant,
enigmatic, enslaved, enthralled, esoteric, expressionless, felled,
flattened, forbidding, forgetful, forgetting, frigid, frosty,
guarded, heedless, hermetic, hidden, humbled, hush-hush, icy,
impassive, impersonal, in bondage, in bonds, in captivity,
in chains, in slavery, in subjection, inaccessible,
inclined to forget, introverted, latent, mastered, modest,
mysterious, oblivious, occult, offish, oppressed, put down,
quashed, quelled, reduced, remote, removed, repressed, reserved,
restrained, restricted, reticent, retiring, secret, shrinking,
smashed, smothered, squashed, squelched, standoff, standoffish,
stifled, subdued, subjected, subjugated, suffocated, top secret,
ulterior, unaffable, unapproachable, unbreatheable, uncongenial,
undemonstrative, under security, under the heel, under the lash,
under wraps, undisclosable, undisclosed, undivulgable, undivulged,
unexpansive, unfree, ungenial, unmindful, unrevealable, unrevealed,
unspoken, untellable, untold, unutterable, unuttered,
unwhisperable, vanquished, withdrawn
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