Re*press" (r?-pr?s"), v. t. [Pref. re- + press.]

To press again.

 

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Re*press" (r?-pr?s"), v. t. [Pref. re- + press: cf. L. reprimere, repressum. Cf. Reprimand.]

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.

Syn. -- To crush; overpower; subdue; suppress; restrain; quell; curb; check.

 

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Re*press", n.

The act of repressing.

[Obs.]

 

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