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Overview of verb repress

The verb repress has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce

(put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land")

2. smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress

(conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn")

3. suppress, repress

(put out of one's consciousness)

4. repress

(block the action of)

Overview of adj repressed

The adj repressed has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) pent-up, repressed

(characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions; "her severe upbringing had left her inhibited"; "a very inhibited young man, anxious and ill at ease"; "their reactions were partly the product of pent-up emotions"; "repressed rage turned his face scarlet") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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