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Dictionary definition for: Suppression

1. (n) (botany) the failure to develop of some part or organ of a plant

2. (n) the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation; "a suppression of the newspaper"

3. (n) forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy" "the quelling of the rebellion" "the stifling of all dissent"

4. (n) (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

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