sup·pres·sion /səˈprɛʃən/ 名詞
1. The act of suppressing, or the state of being suppressed; repression; as, the suppression of a riot, insurrection, or tumult; the suppression of truth, of reports, of evidence, and the like.
2. Med. Complete stoppage of a natural secretion or excretion; as, suppression of urine; -- used in contradiction to retention, which signifies that the secretion or excretion is retained without expulsion.
3. Gram. Omission; as, the suppression of a word.
Syn: -- Overthrow; destruction; concealment; repression; detention; retention; obstruction.
n 1: (botany) the failure to develop of some part or organ of a
2: the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing
from publication or circulation; "a suppression of the
newspaper" [syn: curtailment]
3: forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority;
"the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the
rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent" [syn: crushing,
4: (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable
thoughts or desires [syn: inhibition]