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What does "Suppression" mean?

Definition

(n.) Complete stoppage of a natural secretion or excretion; as, suppression of urine; -- used in contradiction to retention, which signifies that the secretion or excretion is retained without expulsion (n.) Omission; as, the suppression of a word (n.) The act of suppressing, or the state of being suppressed; repression; as, the suppression of a riot, insurrection, or tumult; the suppression of truth, of reports, of evidence, and the like


Synonyms inhibition, stifling, curtailment, crushing, quelling


Example: "The suppression of heresy" Example: "A suppression of the newspaper"