Synonyms of suppression


1. suppression, growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis

usage: the failure to develop some part or organ

2. suppression, curtailment, restraint

usage: the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation; "a suppression of the newspaper"

3. suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling, prevention, bar

usage: forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"

4. inhibition, suppression, abstinence

usage: (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

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