repression

[ri-presh-uhn]
noun
1.
the act of repressing; state of being repressed.
2.
Psychoanalysis. the rejection from consciousness of painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English repressioun < Medieval Latin repressiōn- (stem of repressiō), Late Latin: suppression. See repress, -ion

nonrepression, noun
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repression
 
n
1.  the act or process of repressing or the condition of being repressed
2.  psychoanal See suppression the subconscious rejection of thoughts and impulses that conflict with conventional standards of conduct

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repression re·pres·sion (rĭ-prěsh'ən)
n.

  1. The act of repressing or the state of being repressed.

  2. The unconscious exclusion of painful impulses, desires, or fears from the conscious mind.

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Example sentences
But if repression comes into play they experience disgust for eating and evince
  hysterical vomiting.
Furthermore, repression has a place in the exhibition dream.
We shall learn that tendency-wit itself is capable of liberating pleasure from
  sources that have undergone repression.
Anti-Soviet demonstrations the following year ushered in a period of harsh
  repression.
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