Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun suppression

4 senses of suppression

Sense 1
suppression -- (the failure to develop some part or organ)
       => growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis -- ((biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children")

Sense 2
suppression, curtailment -- (the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation; "a suppression of the newspaper")
       => restraint -- (the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade")

Sense 3
suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling -- (forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent")
       => prevention, bar -- (the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza")

Sense 4
inhibition, suppression -- ((psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires)
       => abstinence -- (act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite)

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