Suppression

Sup*pres"sion

(?), n. [L. suppressio: cf. F. suppression.] 1. The act of suppressing, or the state of being suppressed; repression; as, the suppression of a riot, insurrection, or tumult; the suppression of truth, of reports, of evidence, and the like.
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2. (Med.) Complete stoppage of a natural secretion or excretion; as, suppression of urine; -- used in contradiction to retention, which signifies that the secretion or excretion is retained without expulsion. Quain.
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3. (Gram.) Omission; as, the suppression of a word.
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Syn. -- Overthrow; destruction; concealment; repression; detention; retention; obstruction.
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