Sup*pres"sion (?), n. [L. suppressio: cf. F. suppression.]


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.

2. Med.

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.


3. Gram.

Omission; as, the suppression of a word.

Syn. -- Overthrow; destruction; concealment; repression; detention; retention; obstruction.


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