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Webster 1913 Edition


Repression

Re-pres′sion

(r?-pr?sh′?n)
,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
répression
.]
1.
The act of repressing, or state of being repressed;
as, the
repression
of evil and evil doers
.
2.
That which represses; check; restraint.

Webster 1828 Edition


Repression

REPRES'SION

, n.
1.
The act of subduing; as the repression of tumults.
2.
Check; restraint.

Definition 2022


repression

repression

See also: répression

English

Noun

repression (countable and uncountable, plural repressions)

  1. The act of repressing; state of being repressed.
  2. The involuntary rejection from consciousness of painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses.

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