verb (used with object)
to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.):
to suppress the Communist and certain left-leaning parties.
to do away with by or as by authority; abolish; stop (a practice, custom, etc.).
to keep in or repress (a feeling, smile, groan, etc.).
to withhold from disclosure or publication (truth, evidence, a book, names, etc.).
to stop or arrest (a flow, hemorrhage, cough, etc.).
to vanquish or subdue (a revolt, rebellion, etc.); quell; crush.
Electricity. to reduce or eliminate (an irregular or undesired oscillation or frequency) in a circuit.
tending or acting to suppress; involving suppression
(psychiatry) tending to prevent the expression of certain of one’s desires or to resist the emergence of mental symptoms
to put an end to; prohibit
to hold in check; restrain: I was obliged to suppress a smile
to withhold from circulation or publication: to suppress seditious pamphlets
to stop the activities of; crush: to suppress a rebellion
to reduce or eliminate (unwanted oscillations) in a circuit
to eliminate (a particular frequency or group of frequencies) in a signal
to resist consciously (an idea or a desire entering one’s mind)
to exercise self-control by preventing the expression of (certain desires) Compare repress (sense 3)
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.
verb (used with object) 1. to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.): to suppress the Communist and certain left-leaning parties. 2. to do away with by or as by authority; abolish; stop (a practice, custom, etc.). 3. to keep in or repress (a feeling, smile, groan, etc.). 4. […]
- Suppressor grid
noun 1. an electrode placed between the screen grid and anode of a valve. Its negative potential, relative to both screen and anode, prevents secondary electrons from the anode reaching the screen
- Suppressor mutation
suppressor mutation sup·pres·sor mutation (sə-prěs’ər) n. A mutation that alters the anticodon in a tRNA so that it is complementary to a termination codon, thus suppressing termination of the amino acid chain.
noun, Immunology. 1. a T cell capable of inhibiting the activity of B cells and other T cells. suppressor T cell n. A T cell that reduces or suppresses the immune response of B cells or of other T cells to an antigen.