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Noun
/riˈpreSHən/,
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repressions, plural;
  1. The action of subduing someone or something by force

  2. The restraint, prevention, or inhibition of a feeling, quality, etc
    • - the repression of anger can be positively harmful
  3. The action or process of suppressing a thought or desire in oneself so that it remains unconscious


  1. a state of forcible subjugation; "the long repression of Christian sects"
  2. (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious
  3. the act of repressing; control by holding down; "his goal was the repression of insolence"
  4. (repress) put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
  5. (repress) smother: conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
  6. (repress) suppress: put out of one's consciousness
  7. Psychological repression, also psychic repression or simply repression, is the psychological attempt by an individual to repel its own desires and impulses towards pleasurable instincts.Laplanche pp. ...
  8. "Repressed" is a single by Apocalyptica, released on May 19, 2006.
  9. The act of repressing; state of being repressed; The involuntary rejection from consciousness of painful or disagreeable ideas, memories, feelings, or impulses
  10. (repress) The act of repressing; To press again; To prevent forcefully an upheaval from developing further; Hence, to check; to keep back
  11. (repressive) Serving to repress or suppress; oppressive
  12. (repressing) The application of pressure to a previously pressed and sintered powder metallurgy compact, usually for the purpose of improving some physical or mechanical property or for dimensional accuracy.
  13. the ego's ridding itself of unacceptable desires and ideas by dumping them into unconsciousness. Three conditions lead to a return of the repressed into consciousness: when the counter-cathexis holding it down weaken; when the drives below it get stronger; or when recent events similar in theme ...
  14. For Freud, unwanted or taboo thoughts, desires, fears, anxieties get repressed into the unconscious. They do not disappear, though, and the return of the repressed may take a variety of forms tics, dreams, slips of the tongue, etc., as well as neuroses, psychoses and compulsions.
  15. inhibition of the transcription of a gene by the binding of a repressor protein (the product of a regulatory gene) to its promoter region (the transcription initiation site). ...
  16. a way of dealing with painful or unsociable desires; they are relocated in the unconscious where they indirectly continue to influence daily life and dreams.  Some recent believers in "Recovered Memory Syndrome" claim they base their theory on Freud's notion of repression (e.g. ...
  17. The process by which the synthesis of an enzyme is inhibited by the presence of an external substance, the repressor.
  18. defence mechanism whereby memories, feelings or ideas associated with pain or guilt are blocked from conscious awareness.
  19. to put down and keep down by force any active general opposition or rebellion
  20. overcoming by: vikkhambhana-pahāna (s. pahāna).
  21. what people do to themselves when they think things that other people disapprove of
  22. In psychology, a defense mechanism in which the person is unable to remember disturbing feelings, thoughts, or experiences.
  23. Theory of forgetting where a person is more likely to forget information which is unpleasant or produces anxiety.
  24. A mechanism of psychological defense, which conceals certain drives deep within the unconscious mind.  "The unconscious exclusion of painful impulses, desires, or fears from the conscious mind" (American Heritage Dictionary).
  25. Freudian mechanism by which unacceptable wishes and thoughts are banished from conscious awareness but continue to unconsciously and, thence, find expression in dreams and slips of the tongue, and sometimes in compulsive behavior, obsessive thoughts, and other forms of psychopathology. ...