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suppression

noun

1 suppression

The failure to develop some part or organ.

Roget 162: destruction; waste, dissolution, breaking up; diruption, disruption; consumption; disorganization.    fall, downfall, devastation, ruin, perdition, crash; ... show more

Roget 528: concealment; hiding etc. v.; occultation, mystification.    seal of secrecy; screen etc. 530; disguise etc. 530; ... show more

Roget 751: restraint; hindrance etc. 706; coercion etc. (compulsion) 744; cohibition, constraint, repression, suppression; discipline, control.    ... show more



2 suppression

The act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation:
— A suppression of the newspaper.

synonym: curtailment.

3 suppression

Forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority:
— The suppression of heresy.

synonyms: crushing, quelling, stifling.

4 suppression

psychology The conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires.

synonym: inhibition.

Polish: zahamowanie


Moby thesaurus: Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, abolishment, abolition, aloofness, annihilation, annulment, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, backwardness, bamboo curtain, ban, barrier of secrecy, bashfulness, blackout, blankness, block, blockage ... show more.

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