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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sup·press v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suppressed p. pr. & vb. n. Suppressing.]
 1. 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.   --Sir J. Davies.
 2. To keep in; to restrain from utterance or vent; as, to suppress the voice; to suppress a smile.
 3. 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.   --Broome.
 4. To stop; to restrain; to arrest the discharges of; as, to suppress a diarrhea, or a hemorrhage.
 Syn: -- To repress; restrain; put down; overthrow; overpower; overwhelm; conceal; stifle; stop; smother.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: kept from public knowledge by various means; [ant: publicized]
      2: manifesting or subjected to suppression; "a suppressed
      3: held in check with difficulty; "a smothered cough"; "a
         stifled yawn"; "a strangled scream"; "suppressed laughter"
         [syn: smothered, stifled, strangled]