|Origin:||oppresser, from Latin oppressus, past participle of opprimere 'to press against'|
op‧press [transitive often passive]
to treat a group of people unfairly or cruelly, and prevent them from having the same rights that other people in society have:
native tribes oppressed by the authorities
to make someone feel unhappy, worried, or uncomfortable:
The gloom in the chapel oppressed her.