adjective see suppress

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  • Suppressive — Sup*press ive, a. Tending to suppress; subduing; concealing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suppressive — index dictatorial, prohibitive (restrictive), restrictive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • suppressive — sup·pres·sive pres iv adj tending or serving to suppress something (as the symptoms of a disease) <suppressive drugs> sup·pres·sive·ness n …   Medical dictionary

  • suppressive — suppress ► VERB 1) forcibly put an end to. 2) prevent from being expressed or published. 3) Psychoanalysis consciously avoid thinking of (an unpleasant idea or memory). DERIVATIVES suppression noun suppressive adjective suppressor noun …   English terms dictionary

  • suppressive — adjective tending to suppress the government used suppressive measures to control the protest • Similar to: ↑restrictive • Derivationally related forms: ↑suppress …   Useful english dictionary

  • suppressive — sup·pres·sive (sə prĕsʹĭv) adj. Tending or serving to suppress. * * * …   Universalium

  • suppressive — adjective That serves to suppress …   Wiktionary

  • suppressive — Synonyms and related words: absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, arbitrary, aristocratic, arrogant, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic, bossy, choking, constraining, constrictive, contrary, counterproductive, crosswise, despotic, dictatorial …   Moby Thesaurus

  • suppressive — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Serving to restrain forcefully: repressive. See ATTACK, RESTRAINT …   English dictionary for students

  • suppressive — sup pres·sive || sÉ™ presɪv adj. tending to suppress, restraining, repressing, subduing …   English contemporary dictionary

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