Suppress is defined as to keep something from happening.(verb)
An example of suppress is to take a pill to ease stomach pains.
See suppress in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME suppressen < L suppressus, pp. of supprimere, to press under, suppress < sub-, sub- + premere, to press
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transitive verb sup·pressed, sup·press·ing, sup·press·es
Origin: Middle English suppressen
Origin: , from Latin supprimere, suppress-
Origin: : sub-, sub-
Origin: + premere, to press; see per-4 in Indo-European roots.
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