Definition for SUP-PRESS'

SUP-PRESS', v.t. [L. suppressus, supprimo; sub and premo, to press.]

  1. To overpower and crush; to subdue; to destroy; as, suppress a rebellion; to suppress a mutiny or riot; to suppress opposition. Every rebellion when it is suppressed, makes the subject weaker, and the government stronger. – Davies.
  2. To keep in; to restrain from utterance or vent; as, suppress the voice; to suppress sighs.
  3. To retain without disclosure; to conceal; not to tell or reveal; as, to suppress evidence. She suppresses the name, and this keeps him in a pleasing suspense. – Broome.
  4. To retain without communication or making public; as, to suppress a letter; to suppress a manuscript.
  5. To stifle; to stop; to hinder from circulation; as, to suppress a report.
  6. To stop; to restrain; to obstruct from discharges; as, to suppress a diarrhea, a hemorrhage and the like.

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