Sup*press" (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Suppressed (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Suppressing.] [L. suppressus, p. p. of supprimere
to suppress; sub under + premere, pressum, to
press. See Sub-, and Press.] 1. To
overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to quell.
Every rebellion, when it is suppressed, doth
make the subject weaker, and the prince stronger. Sir
2. To keep in; to restrain from utterance or
vent; as, to suppress the voice; to suppress a
smile. Sir W. Scott.
3. To retain without disclosure; to conceal;
not to reveal; to prevent publication of; as, to suppress
evidence; to suppress a pamphlet; to suppress the
She suppresses the name, and this keeps him in a
pleasing suspense. Broome.
4. To stop; to restrain; to arrest the
discharges of; as, to suppress a diarrhea, or a
Syn. -- To repress; restrain; put down; overthrow;
overpower; overwhelm; conceal; stifle; stop; smother.