repress

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repress (uncountable)

  1. The act of repressing.

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repress (third-person singular simple present represses, present participle repressing, simple past and past participle repressed)

  1. To press again.
    to repress a vinyl record
  2. To forcefully prevent an upheaval from developing further.
    • to repress sedition or rebellion
    • to repress the first risings of discontent.
  3. Hence, to check; to keep back.
    • Milton
      Desire of wine and all delicious drinks, [] / Thou couldst repress.

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Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 08:47