repression has definitions from the fields of psychoanalysis,psychiatry
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[ noun ] a state of forcible subjugation

Examples

"the long repression of Christian sects"

Used in print

(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

Many Americans reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russia and turned_to the repression of ideas by force .

Related terms

subjugation repress

2
[ noun ] the act of repressing; control by holding down

Examples

"his goal was the repression of insolence"

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control repress

3
[ noun ] (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious

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defense psychiatry

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