|1.||to subjugate by cruelty, force, etc|
|2.||to afflict or torment|
|3.||to lie heavy on (the mind, imagination, etc)|
|4.||an obsolete word for overwhelm|
|[C14: via Old French from Medieval Latin oppressāre, from Latin opprimere, from ob- against + premere to press]|
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