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repression

noun
     
Related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry
re‧pres‧sion [uncountable and countable]
1MP when someone does not allow themselves to express feelings or desires which they are ashamed of, especially sexual ones - used when you think someone should express these feelings:
repression of
the repression of desire
2 cruel and severe control of a large group of people [↪ suppression, oppression]
repression of
brutal repression of members of the Communist party

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