Soon, Miscavige pushed out Broeker and declared him an unwanted “suppressive.”
suppressive person – officially, a person with sociopathic tendencies or behaviors.
Was it Alexander or his court and ministers who bore the responsibility for the suppressive means that were employed?
It is in the early stage that sequestration and suppressive measures are most valuable.
late 14c., "to put down by force or authority," from Latin suppressus, past participle of supprimere "press down, stop, check, stifle," from sub "down, under" (see sub-) + premere "push against" (see press (v.1)). Sense of "prevent or prohibit the circulation of" is from 1550s. Related: Suppressed; suppressing.
suppress sup·press (sə-prěs')
v. sup·pressed, sup·press·ing, sup·press·es
To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system.
To deliberately exclude unacceptable desires or thoughts from the mind.
To reduce the incidence or severity of a condition or symptom, such as a hemorrhage.