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Etymology 1Edit

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

VerbEdit

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.
    • Milton
      Desire of wine and all delicious drinks, [] / Thou couldst repress.
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Etymology 2Edit

re- +‎ press

VerbEdit

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

NounEdit

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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