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Meaning of suppress

sup•press

Pronunciation: (su-pres'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.): to suppress the Communist party.
  2. to do away with by or as by authority; abolish; stop (a practice, custom, etc.).
  3. to keep in or repress (a feeling, smile, groan, etc.).
  4. to withhold from disclosure or publication (truth, evidence, a book, names, etc.).
  5. to stop or arrest (a flow, hemorrhage, cough, etc.).
  6. to vanquish or subdue (a revolt, rebellion, etc.); quell; crush.
  7. to reduce or eliminate (an irregular or undesired oscillation or frequency) in a circuit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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