• WordNet 3.6
    • n suppression (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
    • n suppression forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority "the suppression of heresy","the quelling of the rebellion","the stifling of all dissent"
    • n suppression the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation "a suppression of the newspaper"
    • n suppression the failure to develop some part or organ
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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
    • Suppression (Med) Complete stoppage of a natural secretion or excretion; as, suppression of urine; -- used in contradiction to retention, which signifies that the secretion or excretion is retained without expulsion.
    • Suppression (Gram) Omission; as, the suppression of a word.
    • Suppression The act of suppressing, or the state of being suppressed; repression; as, the suppression of a riot, insurrection, or tumult; the suppression of truth, of reports, of evidence, and the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n suppression The act of suppressing, crushing, or quelling, or the state of being suppressed, crushed, quelled, or the like: as, the suppression of a riot, insurrection, or tumult.
    • n suppression The act of concealing or withholding from utterance, disclosure, revelation, or publication: as, the suppression of truth, of evidence, or of reports.
    • n suppression The stoppage or obstruction or the morbid retention of discharges: as, the suppression of a diarrhea, of saliva, or of urine.
    • n suppression In botany, the absence, as in flowers, of parts requisite to theoretical completeness; abortion.
    • n suppression In psychology, a phenomenon of binocular vision, consisting in the exclusive predominance of a single monocular image and the consequent disappearance of the other.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Suppression act of suppressing: stoppage: concealment
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  • Thomas Carlyle
    “Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side.”
  • 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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. suppressio,: cf. F. suppression,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. supprimĕre, suppressumsub, under, premĕre, to press.


In literature:

His bald head trembled, his florid complexion was livid with suppressed rage.
"Heart and Science" by Wilkie Collins
Therefore, O daughter of Drupada, it hath been said that a weak man should always suppress his wrath.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
A suppressed excitement had for some months been hatching in Paris and in the provinces.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume V. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
All had protested against the suppression of the Parliament.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
This announcement was greeted with suppressed laughter from the floor.
"Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897" by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
One journal in St. Louis, that took occasion to comment adversely upon his conduct, was suddenly suppressed.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
Suppress this ellipse, and the gesture must also be suppressed, for gesture is not the accompaniment of speech.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Mr. Gladstone seemed to me like a suppressed volcano.
"The Story of My Life" by Ellen Terry
FLEET MARRIAGES, clandestine marriages, suppressed in 1754, performed without license by the chaplains of Fleet Prison, London.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
You are engaged in suppressing an insurrection against the laws of the United States.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Lincoln" by Compiled by James D. Richardson

In poetry:

Ah! wherefore should my weeping maid suppress
Those gentle signs of undissembled woe?
When from soft love proceeds the deep distress,
Ah, why forbid the willing tears to flow?
"To Delia: On Her Endeavouring To Conceal Her Grief At Parting" by William Cowper
Suppress thy fruitless rage! and on thy heart
Let this, sweet boy, a moral truth impress,
To blunt the power of Disappointment's dart,
And make the dangerous sway of Fancy less.
"Stanzas to Cynthio" by Amelia Opie
Observe, O Lord! his bloody minded hate,
His roar suppress, his daring pride abate,
Fetter his feet, and bruise his baneful head,
Shorter his chain — let not his poison spread.
"A Prayer Against The Temptations, And Assaults Of The Devil" by Rees Prichard
But if he has fought, and has fallen, my love!"….
"Suppress," cried the knight with a frown,
"A fear so ill-founded;….if Alfred had died,
He'd have fallen a child of renown ."
"The Warrior's Return" by Amelia Opie
Yet vain the hope: "Fond maid, thy love suppress,"
Calm Reason cries; "go, learn to check the sigh:
But, if resolved to love in rash excess,
Seek out some lonely shade, despair, and die!"
"Love Elegy, to Laura" by Amelia Opie
His conscience slept a day or two,
As it is very apt to do
When we with pains suppress it:
And though at times a slight remorse
Would raise a pang, it had not force
To make him yet confess it.
"The Boy And The Skylark" by Charles Lamb

In news:

Voter suppression wins another round in a Pennsylvania courtroom.
Excellent voice quality and noise suppression in both directions.
Foundations Funding Voter Suppression Are New Klu Klux Klan Members.
What were trimmings – and might have been burned or otherwise dumped – are now wood chips that suppress erosion.
Fifty weeks a year I suppress all the instincts that Freud warned us about.
It happens when a person or company tries to suppress a piece of information and, in so doing, unintentionally popularizes it.
Meth cook evidence not suppressed , trial set for Thursday on drug charges.
Remembering the Music Suppressed by the Third Reich .
New Voter Suppression Laws Threaten to Turn Back the Clock.
Election suppression is " unbelievably awful".
Julin, one of the top First Amendment attorneys in the country, emailed me this afternoon about the election suppression situation in Miami.
MANKATO (TEC News) – The attorney for Lake Crystal murder suspect Jennifer Nibbe is asking the judge to suppress all of her statements to law enforcement.
His veterinarian diagnosed kennel cough and prescribed antibiotics and a cough suppressant.
Voter Suppression Could Still Make Difference As Dems Battle Back By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor.
Railroad workers were able to suppress the flames until firefighters arrived.

In science:

This is in contrast to the behavior of the scintillation index, which in this case can be significantly suppressed by decreasing the initial coherence of the light. (See, for example, Refs. and .) But this suppression is not very important because of small wandering effect in this case.
Beam Wandering in the Atmosphere: The Effect of Partial Coherence
On the other hand, the same contribution (Fig. 1) is heavily suppressed by the pseudovector (pv) coupling (a mechanism which became known as “pair suppression”).
The "ab initio" approach to the nuclear equation of state: review and discussion
In addition, if the suppression of high pT particles is a consequence of radiative energy loss, then the “dead-cone effect” would mean that heavy quarks should show less suppression.
Summary of Experimental Results: Photons, Leptons and Heavy Quarks
The term “rare” is understood to be relative to the SM and it could be loop suppressed (flavour changing neutral currents (FCNC)), helicity suppressed (small quark mass), SU(2)L (right-handed currents) or simply CKM suppressed (often called Cabibbo suppressed).
Summary of hints for new physics from (quark) flavour physics
Therefore it has been suggested that the observed J/ψ suppression is largely coming from the disappearance of these resonances (the so-called “direct” suppression).
Perspectives on heavy-quarkonium production at the LHC