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Etymology 1Edit

Ultimately from Latin repressus, the perfect passive participle of reprimō (I repress).

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

  1. To forcefully prevent an upheaval from developing further.
    to repress sedition or rebellion
    to repress the first risings of discontent.
  2. Hence, to check; to keep back.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      Desire of wine and all delicious drinks, [] / Thou couldst repress.
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Etymology 2Edit

re- +‎ press

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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

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repress (plural represses)

  1. A record pressed again; a repressing.
    • 2010, Clinton Heylin, Bootleg! The Rise And Fall Of The Secret Recording Industry
      Save for the shows he actually taped — Dylan, Springsteen, Page & Plant and other kindred spirits — his own titles by 1994 were just represses of hard-to-find Japanese or American titles.

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