represser

represser

[ri-pres-er]
noun
a person or thing that represses.
Also, repressor.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see repress, -er1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To represser
Collins
World English Dictionary
repress (rɪˈprɛs)
 
vb
1.  to keep (feelings, etc) under control; suppress or restrain: to repress a desire
2.  to put into a state of subjugation: to repress a people
3.  psychoanal to banish (thoughts and impulses that conflict with conventional standards of conduct) from one's conscious mind
 
[C14: from Latin reprimere to press back, from re- + premere to press1]
 
re'presser
 
n
 
re'pressible
 
adj

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature