Oppression

Op*pres"sion

(?), n. [F., fr. L. oppressio.] 1. The act of oppressing, or state of being oppressed.
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2. That which oppresses; a hardship or injustice; cruelty; severity; tyranny. "The multitude of oppressions." Job xxxv. 9.
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3. A sense of heaviness or obstruction in the body or mind; depression; dullness; lassitude; as, an oppression of spirits; an oppression of the lungs.
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There gentle Sleep
First found me, and with soft oppression seized
My drowsed sense.
Milton.
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4. Ravishment; rape. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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