Student Dictionary

One entry found for repress.
Main Entry: re·press
Pronunciation: ri-primarystresspres
Function: verb
1 a : to check by or as if by pressure <injustice was repressed> b : to put down by force : SUBDUE
2 a : to hold in by self-control <repressed a laugh> b : to prevent the natural or normal expression, activity, or development of <repress one's anger>
3 : to shut out of consciousness <repressed painful past experiences>
- re·press·ible /-primarystresspres-schwa-bschwal/ adjective
- re·pres·sive /-primarystresspres-iv/ adjective

Pronunciation Symbols