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suppress

(sə-prĕs′)
v.
1. To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system or a gene.
2. To deliberately exclude unacceptable desires or thoughts from the mind.
3. To reduce the incidence or severity of a condition or symptom.

suppress

(sŭ-pres′) [L. suppressus, pressed down, fr. supprimere, to press down]
1. To hold in check or inhibit, e.g., as a suppressive therapy for a chronic infection.
2. In psychology, to exclude from consciousness.
suppressive (-pres′iv), adjective
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1959 declaring martial law and suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Maguindanao, saying it was done to suppress a 'rebellion in the offing' by disparate armed groups loyal to the Ampatuan clan, who were believed responsible for the Nov.
As a security strategy, there is great significance in observing and interpreting nonverbal behavior during an investigative interview, especially when the interviewee is trying to suppress certain expressions.
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This will help us to suppress the background of random coincidences and is necessary in any case to reduce the capacitance of the detector.
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The only caveat is that, whenever possible, the regimens suppress HIV RNA below the limits of quantification.
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In the long run, however, the developments cited by Shafer point toward growing pressures within each party to suppress conflict-lest disputes hurt the nominee's chances in November.
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When we deliver heavy-duty chemotherapy, we could suppress p53 transiently so that toxicity is not so high," Campisi suggests.
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