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Meaning of repression

re•pres•sion

Pronunciation: (ri-presh'un), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of repressing; state of being repressed.
  2. the rejection from consciousness of painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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