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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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Suppressing, editing, licensing discourses--the activities conventionally associated with censorship are performed by multiple agents occupying differently inflected positions of authority and/or power with various ends in mind.
Which means that our government's current obsession with suppressing the spread of cryptographic information and tools is really a kind of suppression of human nature - and history tells us that any such effort at suppressing something that everybody does is invariably futile over the long run.
But venting anger may not be any better than suppressing it.
By contrast, in 1984 Ronald Reagan ran as an unchallenged incumbent who was able to fully orchestrate his convention, suppressing all conflicts between moderates and the new right, the country club traditionalists, and the Christian fundamenlists.
Weight loss pills make big claims about suppressing appetite but their effectiveness is uncertain, and they often come with dangerous side effects.
Washington, Mar 16 ( ANI ): Suppressing compassionate feelings may cause people to lose a bit of their commitment to morality, a new study has revealed.
The concoction (barley grass juice powder, citric and other acids naturally found in the body, amino acids, and vitamins) supposedly works by suppressing the formation--and speeding the removal--of acetaldehyde, the most toxic byproduct of alcohol metabolism.
District Court's ruling suppressing the firearm, concluding it was the fruit of the unwarned statement.
These in vitro results indicate that arsenite is capable of suppressing relaxation in blood vessels by inhibiting eNOS activity in endothelial cells and by impairing the relaxation machinery in smooth muscle cells.
We talk of "Roman civilization," for example, forgetting that the Roman elite spent the last decades before Jesus's birth bloodily suppressing its own ecstatic, unruly, Dionysian religious sects.
SMART does not question the tactical wisdom of maximally suppressing HIV RNA once a patient undertakes a HAART regimen.
Government should not do so by suppressing the freedom of the people, she said this while talking to media men here on Monday.