Definition of suppression in English:

suppression

Syllabification: sup·pres·sion
Pronunciation: /səˈpreSHən
 
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noun

  • 1The action of suppressing something such as an activity or publication: the forcible suppression of campus protests
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    • Boucher said the government's continued intimidation and repression of the opposition and its violent suppression of peaceful public protests were not conducive to beginning a dialogue.
    • Nevertheless, a significant portion of the public supported the forcible suppression of campus protests.
    • Some books have been unjustly censored, he argued, and many writers and booksellers were punished too severely when all that was required was the simple suppression of publication.
  • 1.1 Medicine Stoppage or reduction of a discharge or secretion.
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    • Duodenal ulcers can be healed, but not cured, by pharmacological suppression of acid secretion below this threshold.
    • With the advent of potent acid suppression, surgical interventions that increase the barrier function of the lower esophagus should be avoided.
    • The FDA has just approved Seasonale, which provides three months of continuous contraception and menstrual suppression.
  • 1.2 Biology The absence or nondevelopment of a part or organ that is normally present.
  • 1.3 Genetics The canceling of the effect of one mutation by a second mutation.
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    • The suppression of the mutant phenotype of a1-mum2 aleurones takes several generations.
    • In addition, enhancement or suppression of the H mutant phenotype was evaluated.
    • Thus, suppression of the cut mutant wing phenotype is most likely due to the overexpression of Lola.
  • 1.4 Psychology The restraint or repression of an idea, activity, or reaction by something more powerful.
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    • Psychodynamic issues may center on suppression or repression of aggression relating to unmet emotional needs.
    • The ideas of separate color and verbal processing and suppression of incorrect verbal responses suggest an explanation for incongruency loss.
    • Repression or suppression of intense feelings beneath a calm exterior is also associated with elevated blood pressure.
  • 1.5 Psychoanalysis The conscious inhibition of unacceptable memories, impulses, or desires.
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    • Conscious suppression of a memory is a more plausible explanation for the failure to recall an event than repression.
    • Cycles of recognition, repression or suppression and recovery of truth can be extrapolated both from the course of individual analytic treatments and social struggles.
    • A major component of codependence is emotional repression and suppression.
  • 1.6Prevention of electrical interference.
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    • For the particular cause of interference suppression, where might these come from?
    • This provides some suppression, but the residual signal may still exceed detection thresholds.
    • Butcher concedes that the degree of suppression is relatively small.

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