• WordNet 3.6
    • v suppress reduce the incidence or severity of or stop "suppress a yawn","this drug can suppress the hemorrhage"
    • v suppress to put down by force or authority "suppress a nascent uprising","stamp down on littering","conquer one's desires"
    • v suppress put out of one's consciousness
    • v suppress control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
    • v suppress come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority "The government oppresses political activists"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die
    • Suppress To keep in; to restrain from utterance or vent; as, to suppress the voice; to suppress a smile.
    • Suppress To overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to quell. "Every rebellion, when it is suppressed , doth make the subject weaker, and the prince stronger."
    • Suppress To retain without disclosure; to conceal; not to reveal; to prevent publication of; as, to suppress evidence; to suppress a pamphlet; to suppress the truth. "She suppresses the name, and this keeps him in a pleasing suspense."
    • Suppress To stop; to restrain; to arrest the discharges of; as, to suppress a diarrhea, or a hemorrhage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • suppress To overpower; subdue; put down; quell; crush; stamp out.
    • suppress To restrain from utterance or vent; keep in; repress: as, to suppress a groan.
    • suppress To withhold from disclosure; conceal; refuse or forbear to reveal; withhold from publication; withdraw from circulation, or prohibit circulation of: as, to suppress evidence; to suppress a letter; to suppress an article or a poem.
    • suppress To hinder from passage or circulation; stop; stifle; smother.
    • suppress To stop by remedial means; check; restrain: as, to suppress a diarrhea or a hemorrhage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Suppress sup-pres′ to crush, put down: to keep in: to retain or conceal: to stop, restrain
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  • Thomas Carlyle
    “Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.”
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    “Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered.”
  • Aleister Crowley
    “Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.”
  • Jorge Luis Borges
    “I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. suppressus, p. p. of supprimere, to suppress; sub, under + premere, pressum, to press. See Sub-, and Press
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. supprimĕre, suppressumsub, under, premĕre, to press.


In literature:

Bitter are rage suppressed, vengeance unwreaked, and prize-money kept back.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
Suppressing her smiles she placed her fingers on her lips which implied silence.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
It was, however, eventually suppressed for the time being.
"German Culture Past and Present" by Ernest Belfort Bax
Marvellous identity of principles: freedom suppressed is property destroyed.
"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo
It is a suppression of the great lower centers, and a living a sort of half-life, almost entirely from the upper centers.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
It was with a special view to the suppression of this danger that Henry employed the criminal jurisdiction of the royal Council.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
He extended the frontiers of his empire, but ruthlessly suppressed free thought.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
If you have received a message which carries freedom for people enslaved by ignorance and bigotry, you have no right to suppress it.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
M. Grevy had failed to get the Presidency of the Republic suppressed when the organic law was passed in 1875.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
At any rate Fairfield was suppressing something.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest

In poetry:

"But hark! his welcome feet are near—
Thy rising grief suppress:
By darkness veil'd, he hastens here
To comfort and to bless."
"An American Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
So she bowed her forehead lowly,
Tightened her tiara holy;
And, with every sigh suppressed,
Clasped her hands on passion's breast.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Unnumbered are the pearls and fair,
If burdens of the weary share;
And deeply wrought with threads of gold,
If smiles of peace suppress our woe.
"The Cross Of Pearls" by Mary Alice Walton
And though at times impetuous with emotion
And anguish long suppressed,
The swelling heart heaves moaning like the ocean,
That cannot be at rest,--
"By The Fireside : Resignation" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Suppress, suppress thy grief, my child,
Or fear to call dread vengeance down:
Wouldst thou not tremble, impious girl!
Before thy God's avenging frown?"
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie
There should she dwell as the handmaid of God,
And if He bid her 'pass under the rod,'
Let her each murmur repining suppress,
Knowing He chasteneth that He may bless.
"Simplex Munditiis" by E W Bowling

In news:

Firefighters practice wildland fire suppression techniques Saturday in an East End Road field under the direction of Tim Yarbrough of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department.
Suppressed film on vets, PTSD debuts.
A good psychologist can bring out some of your most suppressed and traumatic childhood memories.
A probable cause hearing for two Steubenville High School teens scheduled for today has been delayed after one of the attorneys filed a motion to suppress all names and details of the case.
Drug research routinely suppressed, study authors find.
A military court sentenced a former secret police general to seven years in prison today for his part in trying to suppress the 1989 anti-Communist uprising, according to the official press agency, Rompres.
Among the technologies that will be presented are Advance Autotuning, Vibration Suppression, and Model Following.
While shielding materials applies to items that suppress EMI/RFI.
On a night that focused on safe streets, St Paul's mayor had a front-row seat to some crime suppression.
Steven Powell's attorneys are arguing today that some of the evidence collected in the voyeurism case against him should be suppressed.
Much cooler temperatures with light snow showers again greeted firefighters Saturday morning as fire suppression activities continued.
(UPDATE 2/27: The judge today denied the defense motion to suppress this video.
Suppressing competition for political interests.
Over 2,000 Sign One Wisconsin Now Petition Demanding Clear Channel Yank Racist Voter Suppression Billboards.
Clear Channel Is Complicit in Attempted Voter Suppression,' Says One WI Now.

In science:

Relative to the dominant process, this process is not only color-suppressed but also power-suppressed through the ρ− wave function .
Final-state interaction and s-quark helicity conservation in B -> J/psi K*
One can see from the figure that the mass hierarchy among the superparticles is more suppressed for a larger value of RbX , i.e. with a larger suppression of the moduli contribution for a fixed Fφ .
Bottom-Up Approach to Moduli Dynamics in Heavy Gravitino Scenario : Superpotential, Soft Terms and Sparticle Mass Spectrum
We have shown here how the negative, scale-dependent, energy correction in the modified Friedman equation suppresse s the temperature anisotropy spectrum at large angles, Fig. 1 which could help explain the observed suppression of power in the T T -spectrum by WMAP and COBE .
Cosmological Avatars of the Landscape II: CMB and LSS Signatures
The suppression of a priori possible generic behavior can be divided into two kinds: a) ‘dynamical’ suppression, b) ‘stochastical’ suppression.
The Nature of Generic Cosmological Singularities
Such logarithmic growth implies suppression of the electronic density of states near the Dirac point and concomitant suppression of the specific heat.
Renormalization group approach to 2D Coulomb interacting Dirac fermions with random gauge potential