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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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Compson and Miss Rosa Coldfield, and their recollections of a small photograph) into an irresistible psychological compulsion: Miss Rosa cannot "see" that the photograph has been switched because she represses the sight while Mr.
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