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.
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]