Oppression

Definition of Oppression

Op`pres´sion
n.1.The act of oppressing, or state of being oppressed.
2.That which oppresses; a hardship or injustice; cruelty; severity; tyranny.
3.A sense of heaviness or obstruction in the body or mind; depression; dullness; lassitude; as, an oppression of spirits; an oppression of the lungs.
4.Ravishment; rape.

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