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Verb
Present participle for to refrain from openly showing or uttering
“She in her buttoned-up cheongsams and high heels, he in his sober-toned shantung suits and narrow ties - they repress themselves in the high style of their day and wear their restrictions as badges of honor.”
Verb
Present participle for to press again
“I think he finished repressing the Irish and was moving on to repress the Scots.”
Verb
Present participle for hence, to check
Adjective
That causes discouragement
Adjective
That serves to suppress
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