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 for suppression
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Suppression \Sup*pres"sion\, n. [L. suppressio: cf. F.
     suppression.]
     1. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Med.) 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.
        --Quain.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Gram.) Omission; as, the suppression of a word.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Overthrow; destruction; concealment; repression;
          detention; retention; obstruction.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  suppression
      n 1: the failure to develop some part or organ
      2: the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing
         from publication or circulation; "a suppression of the
         newspaper" [syn: suppression, curtailment]
      3: forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the
         suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the
         stifling of all dissent" [syn: suppression, crushing,
         quelling, stifling]
      4: (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts
         or desires [syn: inhibition, suppression]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  228 Moby Thesaurus words for "suppression":
     Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, abolishment,
     abolition, aloofness, annihilation, annulment, arrest, arrestation,
     arrestment, backwardness, bamboo curtain, ban, barrier of secrecy,
     bashfulness, blackout, blankness, block, blockage, blocking,
     bottling up, breaking, ceasing, censoring, censorship, cessation,
     check, checking, chilliness, choking, choking off, clogging,
     closing up, closure, coldness, concealing, concealment, conquering,
     constraint, constriction, contraband, control, controlling,
     conversion, coolness, corking up, crackdown, cramp, crushing,
     curtain, defense mechanism, delay, denial, deracination,
     detachment, detainment, detention, disallowance, discontinuation,
     discreetness, discretion, distance, domestication, elimination,
     embargo, end, ending, eradication, exclusion, expressionlessness,
     extermination, extinction, extinguishment, extirpation, fixation,
     foot-dragging, forbiddance, forbidden fruit, forbidding, frigidity,
     frostiness, gentling, guardedness, halt, halting, hampering,
     hiding, hindering, hindrance, holdback, holding, holding in,
     holdup, humbling, humiliation, hush-up, iciness, impassiveness,
     impassivity, impediment, impersonality, inaccessibility, index,
     index expurgatorius, index librorum prohibitorum, inhibition,
     injunction, interdict, interdicting, interdiction, interdictum,
     interference, interruption, introversion, iron curtain,
     ironbound security, keeping, law, let, liquidation, locking in,
     maintenance, mental block, modesty, negation, negativism, no-no,
     nuisance value, nullification, oath of secrecy, obstructing,
     obstruction, obstructionism, occlusion, official secrecy,
     opposition, pall, precluding, preclusion, prehension, preservation,
     prevention, prohibiting, prohibition, prohibitory injunction,
     proscription, psychological block, purge, put-down, putting down,
     quashing, quelling, quenching, quieting, reduction, refusal,
     rejection, remoteness, repression, reserve, reservedness,
     resistance, restraining, restraint, restriction,
     restrictive covenants, retainment, retardation, retardment,
     retention, retentiveness, retentivity, reticence, reticency,
     retirement, rooting out, ruling out, seal of secrecy, security,
     setback, silencing, smashing, smothering, snuffing out, squashing,
     squeeze, squelching, standoffishness, statute, stifling, stop,
     stopping, stranglehold, strangling, strangulation, stricture,
     subdual, subduedness, subduing, sublimation, suffocating,
     suffocation, sumptuary laws, surcease, symbolization, taboo,
     taming, tenacity, terminating, termination, throttling,
     treading down, unaffability, unapproachability, uncongeniality,
     undemonstrativeness, unexpansiveness, uprooting, veil,
     veil of secrecy, voiding, withdrawal, withdrawnness, withholding,
     wraps, zoning, zoning laws
  
  

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