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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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Of these 20%, half are repressing their memories of the experience.
The likelihood that Andrea is repressing memories for the experience is even less, around 10%.
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Patent Number 6,573,099, entitled "Genetic Constructs For Delaying Or Repressing The Expression Of A Target Gene.
It's as though, having originated in darkness, the work of both Spero and Golub has grown toward the light without ever repressing consciousness of the barbarity that underlies its civilized splendor.