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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of holding down; (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious; A state of forcible subjugation.

Usage examples (35)
  • His goal was the repression of insolence
  • Delhi to end what it calls repression in the Indian-ruled part of the state.
  • Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Friday condemned what he termed the repression of the
  • I didn't use the word repression, and I couldn't bring myself to reveal anything more. for more
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