suppress

/səˈprɛs / (say suh'pres)

verb (t)
1. to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.).
2. to do away with by or as by authority; abolish; stop (a practice, etc.).
3. to keep in or repress (a feeling, smile, groan, etc.).
4. to withhold from disclosure or publication (truth, evidence, a book, names, etc.).
5. to arrest (a flow, haemorrhage, etc.).
6. to quell; crush; vanquish or subdue (a revolt, rebel, etc.).
7. Electricity
a. to reduce or eliminate (any unwanted oscillations in a circuit).
b. to reduce (current surges in the high-tension circuit of a motor vehicle engine) to eliminate interference with the vehicle's radio.
{Middle English, from Latin suppressus, past participle, put down}
suppressible, adjective
suppressive, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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