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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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This widely shared modern scholarly consensus essentially echoes Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address, which matter-of-factly noted that slavery was "somehow, the cause of the war." (8) In this regard, then, Thomas differs from the older "repressible conflict" school, which held slavery to be an artificial problem inflated out of all proportion by fanatical southern "fire-eaters" and northern abolitionists.
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Even as the ominous winds of the Second World War were brewing, Avery Craven made this argument in his book The Repressible Conflict (1939).
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Both religion and colonial ideology repressed what effectively was not repressible: the appeal that colonized bodies stimulated in colonial ones.