press-, presso-, pressi-, -prim-, -prin-
(Latin: push lower, bear down on or against)
2. To prevent something from being known; to keep secret: The results of the test for Mrs. Smith's classes were suppressed until all of the tests from all the other groups were corrected and graded.
3. To withhold one's feelings or reactions: Jack could not suppress his anger any longer at his sister who broke his cell phone, and so he yelled at her about it.
4. To end or inhibit the bodily functions caused by drugs, an illness, etc.: Radiation can certainly suppress the reproduction and growth of cancerous cells in a person's body.
5. To consciously hinder or restrain an unpleasant memory or idea and avoid pondering or reflecting on it: In order to ward off and suppress the recollections of her mother passing away so suddenly, Mary decided to renovate her living room by wallpapering and painting the walls with bright colors.
6. Etymology: from Latin supprimere "to press down, to stop, to hold back; from sub-, "down" + premere, "to press".
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2. The act of withholding by means of silencing, keeping quiet, or concealing: The mayor was eager for the suppression of the evidence regarding his financial activities.
3. The restraint or diminishing of discharges: The suppression of the patient's diarrhea was finally achieved when the doctor was able to curb the patient’s illness.
4. In psychology, the deliberate omission of undesirable thoughts or memories: Nicole was currently working overtime at the office to be in a mode of suppression, shutting out the horrors of the car accident she recently experienced.
2. To print (additional marks, a new address, etc.) over something already printed.
Excluding the blood from the area facilitates the detection of cellular and other deposits in the dermis (skin).
2. A representation in a graph form of the frequencies that make up someone's voice: In voiceprint, usually the rate of occurrence of a person’s speech is plotted on the vertical and the time is located on the horizontal axis.
The voiceprint the police used to identify the man who had spoken on the victim’s answering machine was very helpful in solving the crime that was committed on the weekend.