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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.
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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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