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repress

(rĭ-prĕs′)
v. re·pressed, re·pressing, re·presses
v.tr.
1. Psychology To exclude (painful or disturbing memories, for example) automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind.
2. Biology
a. To prevent (the transcription of a gene or the synthesis of a protein) by the combination of a protein with an operator gene.
b. To prevent or limit the synthesis of (a protein).

re·press′i·bil′i·ty n.
re·press′i·ble adj.
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It is important, finally, not to forget the brutal face that Trudeau and others in power took on, as they played their role of repressers. "Just watch me" -- he said it in English, it was light and cavalier rather than explicit about weapons and wounds to be dealt.
Quite irrationally for someone who champions the deregulation of (especially male) sexuality, Hyam treats both feminists and "Purity-mongers" (202) as the anti-liberal repressers of sex who have made the world a less free and happy place to cohabit in: "Did Josephine Buffer and the Pall Mall Gazette ever guess that their Purity Campaign was destined within a century to leave its mark on the whole world?
Alfonsin has also refused to make public a list of 1,351 "repressers," mostly military officers, compiled by a government-appointed commission on the disappeared and based on 50,000 pages of testimony from survivors of the junta's concentration camps.