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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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Unlike other royally-ordered book burnings, the burning of books at James' request, Clegg argues, was aimed not so much at suppressing their discourse (the contents of each book were publicly described and refuted as part of the burning event, she notes) as a staging of official royal disapproval in order to promote and protect the careful equipoise of James' self-representation in religious matters.
A sense of other people's suffering may even be the foundation of morality-which suggests that suppressing that sense might make people feel less moral.
The UPA Government is suppressing contents of this report because of the elections, because, if the report is made public, the Congress Party will lose face," Gadkari said.
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Pulse's video-grade splitters, which do not saturate during ring trip, eliminate video errors by suppressing high-frequency voltage transients from entering the VDSL2 spectrum.
Overall, the study shows that aerobic exercise is better at suppressing appetite than non-aerobic exercise and provides a possible explanation for how that happens.
Now, Gauci and his colleagues suggest that volcanic sulfates can also play a climate-changing role at ground level by suppressing wetlands' emission of methane, a planet-warming greenhouse gas.
Further testing might determine whether suppressing inflammation with this drug can prevent heart attacks, the researchers say in the May 11 Journal of the American Medical Association.
Barrick's short position of about 12 million ounces of gold, believed to have been borrowed from central banks, long has been a major suppressing force against the gold price and against the price of gold mining shares, GATA says.
It works by comparing signal strengths within a group of keys and suppressing detections from those keys with signals which are weaker than the dominant, intended key.