tending or serving to repress:
acting to control, suppress, or restrain
subjecting people, a society, etc, to a state of subjugation
repressive re·pres·sive (rĭ-prěs’ĭv)
Causing or inclined to cause repression.
noun 1. the total number of persons inhabiting a country, city, or any district or area. 2. the body of inhabitants of a place: The population of the city opposes the addition of fluorides to the drinking water. 3. the number or body of inhabitants in a place belonging to a specific social, cultural, socioeconomic, […]
verb (used with object), populated, populating. 1. to inhabit; live in; be the inhabitants of. 2. to furnish with inhabitants, as by colonization; people. verb (transitive) 1. to provide a new population for (an area in which the population has declined) verb (transitive) 1. (often passive) to live in; inhabit 2. to provide a population […]
[presh-er-uh-zey-shuh n] /ˌprɛʃ ər əˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the process or act of pressurizing. 2. the state of being pressurized.
verb (used with object), pressurized, pressurizing. 1. to raise the internal atmospheric pressure of to the required or desired level: to pressurize an astronaut’s spacesuit before a walk in space. 2. to maintain normal air pressure in (the cockpit or cabin of an airplane) at high altitudes. 3. to apply pressure to (a gas or […]