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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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The findings prompted the team to conclude that the gene Samd9L is responsible for suppressing leukemia and MDS.
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 scientists isolated an appetite suppressing hormone, dubbed obestatin, which, when injected into rats, suppressed food intake by about 50% compared with rats not given the hormone.
Former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg, whose surge in the polls left him less than 6,000 votes short of knocking off Hahn for the second spot in the runoff, blamed the barrage of negative ads thrown at him in the campaign's closing days for suppressing the turnout he needed to win.
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.
This gentleman has a vested interest in suppressing the black voter turnout in this state," says John Hickey, executive director of the Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition.
In Communist areas and those influenced by religious fundamentalism, they are no longer content with suppressing individuals; they destroy all objects and buildings linked to freedom of worship," Father Cervellera said.
Rather than suppressing symptoms, as with common 'traditional' drugs, homeopathic formulas work naturally, without fear of overdosing or contraindications.
Censorship, in the sense of suppressing a text or discourse, in this case was very local.
Research on the potential anticancer drug rapamycin has revealed a possible new mechanism for suppressing large numbers of genes simultaneously, rather than each gene individually.
Extracts from blueberries and blackberries weren't effective against the two cervical cancer cell lines tested, but they suppressed breast cancer cell growth--each fruit suppressing a different cell line.
SMART does not question the tactical wisdom of maximally suppressing HIV RNA once a patient undertakes a HAART regimen.