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Repression

Re`pres´sion   Pronunciation: r?-pr?sh´?n
n.1.
1.The act of repressing, or state of being repressed; as, the repression of evil and evil doers.
2.That which represses; check; restraint.
Noun1.repression - a state of forcible subjugation; "the long repression of Christian sects"
2.repression - (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious
3.repression - the act of repressing; control by holding down; "his goal was the repression of insolence"
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