|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|1.||to put an end to; prohibit|
|2.||to hold in check; restrain: I was obliged to suppress a smile|
|3.||to withhold from circulation or publication: to suppress seditious pamphlets|
|4.||to stop the activities of; crush: to suppress a rebellion|
|a. to reduce or eliminate (unwanted oscillations) in a circuit|
|b. to eliminate (a particular frequency or group of frequencies) in a signal|
|a. to resist consciously (an idea or a desire entering one's mind)|
|b. Compare repress to exercise self-control by preventing the expression of (certain desires)|
|[C14: from Latin suppressus held down, from supprimere to restrain, from sub- down + premere to press]|
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.
|suppressor (sə-prěs'ər) Pronunciation Key