suppress

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Verb[change]

Plain form
suppress

Third-person singular
suppresses

Past tense
suppressed

Past participle
suppressed

Present participle
suppressing

  1. (transitive) If something is suppressed, it is eliminated, stopped, or held back.
    The police suppressed the protesters outside.
    The opposition in the government were suppressed.
    Warm honey and water are said to suppress coughing.
    I struggled to suppress my smile.
  2. (transitive) If something is suppressed, recognition of it is denied.
    The findings of the study were suppressed by the government.

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