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Synonyms for suppression

Synonyms for suppression

sudden punitive action

Synonyms for suppression

the failure to develop some part or organ

the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation


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forceful prevention

(psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

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I suspected her at once of being privy to the suppression of the Diamond.
Its deliberations upon international action for the suppression of political crime don't seem to get anywhere.
Her affection for her children was expressed by the suppression of all signs of anxiety.
The only comfort he received was from this minister, who assured him that the Government, being now driven to the exercise of the extreme prerogatives of the Crown, were determined to exert them; that a proclamation would probably be out upon the morrow, giving to the military, discretionary and unlimited power in the suppression of the riots; that the sympathies of the King, the Administration, and both Houses of Parliament, and indeed of all good men of every religious persuasion, were strongly with the injured Catholics; and that justice should be done them at any cost or hazard.
From the unhappy suppression of my youngest days, through the rigid and unloving home that followed them, through my departure, my long exile, my return, my mother's welcome, my intercourse with her since, down to the afternoon of this day with poor Flora,' said Arthur Clennam, 'what have I found
cried Monks, in a voice which, from its very suppression, seemed only the more furious.
Mr Chuckster alone was left behind--greatly to his indignation; for he held the evidence he could have given, relative to Kit's returning to work out the shilling, to be so very material as bearing upon his hypocritical and designing character, that he considered its suppression little better than a compromise of felony.
Nicholson, she congratulated him also in a manner that defied his ill-humour; and from that launched into the tale of John's misadventures, not without some suitable suppressions.
Wet Fire Suppression System Alternations/Modifications
Introduction to ESD Suppression Component Markets: 2015 .
Seventy percent of wildfire suppression costs would continue to be funded through the normal appropriations process, while the most extreme fires will be funded like other natural disasters through the Disaster Relief Fund.
In California, annual federal and state spending on wildfire suppression typically exceeds $1 billion.
This was a key finding of SOFT (Suppression of Ovarian Function Trial), a randomized comparison of adjuvant tamoxifen or exemestane plus ovarian suppression versus tamoxifen alone in 3,047 patients in 25 countries, making this the largest randomized trial ever conducted in premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.
Fixed fire suppression systems are meant to "slow, stop, or reverse the rate of fire growth or otherwise mitigate the impact of fire to improve tenability for tunnel occupants during a fire condition, enhance the ability of first responders to aid in evacuation and engage in manual fire-fighting activities, and/or protect the major structural elements of the tunnel" (NFPA 2013).
Applying Wegner's (1994) theory to food-related thoughts, it can be expected that since suppression makes individuals hypervigilant for these thoughts, they may well act as a trigger for food-related schemas in eating-concerned individuals (Soetens et al.