Repress

Definition of Repress

Re`press´   Pronunciation: r?-pr?s´
v. t.1.To press again.
1.To press back or down effectually; to crush down or out; to quell; to subdue; to supress; as, to repress sedition or rebellion; to repress the first risings of discontent.
2.Hence, to check; to restrain; to keep back.
Desire of wine and all delicious drinks, . . .
Thou couldst repress.
- Milton.
n.1.The act of repressing.

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